Definition of mazel tov in English:

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mazel tov

Pronunciation: /ˈmaz(ə)l ˌtɔːv/
/ˌtɒf/

exclamation

(Among Jewish people) congratulations; good luck.
Example sentences
  • Though she'd been told otherwise, right to the last that woman thought a surprise rabbi would appear from the rafters to say mazel tov.
  • I'm not sure the film is precisely a comedy - in fact, I'm pretty sure it's not - but all publicity is good publicity, so mazel tov to them!
  • The couple is then pronounced man and wife, and the groom steps on a glass as everyone shouts mazel tov.

Origin

From modern Hebrew mazzāl ṭōḇ, literally 'good star'.

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