yom tov

[Yiddish. yawn tuh v, tuh f; English yuhn tuh v, tuh f; Sephardic Hebrew yawm tawv; Ashkenazic Hebrew yohm tohv]
noun, plural English yom tovs [yuhn tuh vz, tuh fs] /ˈyʌn təvz, təfs/, ya·mim to·vim, yo·mim to·vim [Yiddish. yawn-toi-vim; Sephardic Hebrew yah-meem taw-veem; Ashkenazic Hebrew yaw-mim toh-vim] /Yiddish. yɔnˈtɔɪ vɪm; Sephardic Hebrew yɑˈmim tɔˈvim; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈyɔ mɪm ˈtoʊ vɪm/. Yiddish and Hebrew.
  1. a Jewish holiday.

Origin of yom tov

literally, good day
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Historical Examples of yom tov

  • "Good 'Yom-tov' to you, teacher," I cried in the same excited voice as when I had come in.

    Jewish Children

    Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich


British Dictionary definitions for yom tov

yom tov

noun plural yamin tovim (jɑˈmin tɔˈvim)
  1. Judaism a festival, esp that of Passover, Shabuoth, Sukkoth, or Rosh Hashana
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