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yom tov

[ Yiddish. yawntuhv, tuhf; English yuhntuhv, tuhf; Sephardic Hebrew yawm-tawv; Ashkenazic Hebrew yohm-tohv ]
/ Yiddish. ˈyɔn təv, təf; English ˈyʌn təv, təf; Sephardic Hebrew ˈyɔm ˈtɔv; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈyoʊm ˈtoʊv /
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noun, plural English yom tovs [yuhntuhvz, tuhfs], /ˈyʌn təvz, təfs/, ya·mim to·vim, yo·mim to·vim [Yiddish. yawn-toi-vim; Sephardic Hebrew yah-meemtaw-veem; Ashkenazic Hebrew yaw-mim toh-vim]. /Yiddish. yɔnˈtɔɪ vɪm; Sephardic Hebrew yɑˈmim tɔˈvim; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈyɔ mɪm ˈtoʊ vɪm/. Yiddish and Hebrew.
a Jewish holiday.
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Origin of yom tov

Literally, “good day”

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British Dictionary definitions for yom tov

yom tov
/ (ˈjɔm ˈtɔv, ˈjɔmtəv) /

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