yom tov

[ Yiddish. yawn tuhv, tuhf; English yuhn tuhv, 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 /

noun, plural English yom tovs [yuhn tuhvz, tuhfs], /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.

a Jewish holiday.

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Origin of yom tov

Literally, “good day”

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Example sentences from the Web for 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
/ (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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