[guh-zoo nt-hahyt] /gəˈzʊnt haɪt/
(used to wish good health, especially to a person who has just sneezed.)
an expression used to wish good health to someone who has just sneezed
1914, from German Gesundheit, literally “health!” Also in toast auf ihre Gesundheit “to your health” (see sound (adj.)). Lithuanian aciu, echoic of the sound of a sneeze, has come to mean “good luck, God bless you.” See also God.
German for “good health.” Like the English phrase “Bless you,” it is conventionally said to someone who has just sneezed. This reflects the superstition that a sneeze can cause the soul to fly out of the body; saying the phrase prevents this from happening.
[get] /gɛt/ verb (used with object), got or (Archaic) gat; got or gotten; getting. 1. to receive or come to have possession, use, or enjoyment of: to get a birthday present; to get a pension. 2. to cause to be in one’s possession or succeed in having available for one’s use or enjoyment; obtain; acquire: […]
[get-uh; Japanese ge-tah] /ˈgɛt ə; Japanese ˈgɛ tɑ/ noun, plural geta, getas. 1. a traditional Japanese wooden clog that is worn outdoors, with a thong that passes between the first two toes and with two transverse supports on the bottom of the sole.
- Get a bag on
Related Terms tie a bag on adjective Drunk, esp slightly drunk: a little tiddly, which is to say, shot or blind (1905+)
- Get a bang out of
verb phrase To enjoy especially; get a thrill out of: The younger set is not ”getting a bang” out of things anymore (1930+) Also get a charge or kick out of. Get a feeling of excitement from, get a thrill from. For example, I get a bang out of taking the kids to the amusement […]