mazel tov

or ma·zal tov

[ mah-zuhl -tawv, tawf, tohv ]
/ ˈmɑ zəl ˌtɔv, ˌtɔf, ˌtoʊv /
Yiddish.

noun

an expression of congratulations and best wishes, used chiefly by Jews: A chorus of mazel tovs greeted the newlyweds as they circulated from table to table.

interjection

Congratulations!; Best wishes!: “Mazel tov,” Grandpa said as he thrust a five-dollar bill into my pocket. “I'm so proud of you!”

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Origin of mazel tov

1860–65; <Yiddish mazltov<Hebrew mazzāl tōbh literally, good luck

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