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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Definitions for yom tov

  1. Yiddish and Hebrew. holiday.

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Citations for yom tov
I know it's yom tov, I know he must be celebrating his own seder with his family. Irwin Wolfe, Goodbye Beaver Lake, 2001
He then sent his customers off with one of his signature phrases in Hebrew or English: “Bracha v’hatzlacha” (“Blessings and success”), “Good yom tov” (“Good holiday”), “Break again, come back again” and “Enjoy your life.” Sometimes he combined all the phrases into a single, absurdly long farewell. James Angelos, "The Kibitzer of Cobbler's Row," New York Times, April 20, 2008
Origin of yom tov
Yom tov comes from Yiddish and Hebrew literally meaning "good day." It entered English in the late 1700s.