yom tob

variants: or yom tov \ ˈyȯ|m(ˌ)təv , ˈyə| sometimes |n(ˌ)t-​ ; ¦yōmˈtōv \
plural yomim tobim or yomim tovim\ ¦yōmə̇mˈtōvə̇m , yō¦mēmtōˈvēm \

Definition of yom tob

: a Jewish holiday or festival

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for yom tob

Hebrew yōm ṭōbh, from yōm day + ṭōbh good

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about yom tob

Statistics for yom tob

Cite this Entry

“Yom tob.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yom%20tob. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLA Chicago APA Merriam-Webster

Comments on yom tob

What made you want to look up yom tob? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

February 2021 Words of the Day Quiz

  • squirrel in winter
  • Which is a synonym of perdure?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!