[mah-zuh l tawv, tawf, tohv] /ˈmɑ zəl ˌtɔv, ˌtɔf, ˌtoʊv/ Yiddish.

an expression of congratulations and best wishes, used chiefly by Jews:
A chorus of mazel tovs greeted the newlyweds as they circulated from table to table.
Congratulations!; Best wishes!: “Mazel tov,” Grandpa said as he thrust a five-dollar bill into my pocket. “I’m so proud of you!”.

1862, from modern Hebrew mazzal tob “good luck,” from Hebrew mazzaloth (plural) “constellations.”


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