mazel tov

interjection
ma·​zel tov | \ ˈmä-zəl-ˌtȯv How to pronounce mazel tov (audio) , -ˌtȯf \

Definition of mazel tov

used to express congratulations

First Known Use of mazel tov

1862, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mazel tov

Late Hebrew mazzāl tōbh, literally, good luck

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The first known use of mazel tov was in 1862

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“Mazel tov.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mazel%20tov. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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