mazel tov

interjection

ma·​zel tov ˈmä-zəl-ˌtȯv How to pronounce mazel tov (audio)
-ˌtȯf
used to express congratulations

Word History

Etymology

Late Hebrew mazzāl tōbh, literally, good luck

First Known Use

1862, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mazel tov was in 1862

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Cite this Entry

“Mazel tov.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mazel%20tov. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

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