good Shabbos

Alternative Spellings

good Shabes, gut Shabes, gut Shabbos

Definitions

  • Literally, "Good Sabbath" (JPS); standard Sabbath greeting

Example Sentences

  • "I just stopped with them for a moment to say 'good Shabbos'."

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

גוט־שבת gut-shabes 'good Sabbath!'

Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).

Notes

May be "good" (from English) or "gut" (from Yiddish).

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