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yom tov

[Yiddish. yawn tuh v, tuh f; English yuhn tuh v, tuh f; 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 tuh vz, tuh fs] /ˈyʌn təvz, təfs/ (Show IPA),
yamim tovim, yomim tovim
[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/ (Show IPA).
Yiddish and Hebrew.
Origin of yom tov
literally, good day Unabridged
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  • "Good 'yom-tov' to you, teacher," I cried in the same excited voice as when I had come in.

    Jewish Children Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich
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yom tov

/ˈjɔm ˈtɔv; ˈjɔmtəv/
noun (pl) yamin tovim (jɑˈmin tɔˈvim)
(Judaism) a festival, esp that of Passover, Shabuoth, Sukkoth, or Rosh Hashana
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