Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • interjection Used to express congratulations or best wishes.

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  • interjection Used to express congratulations or good wishes, especially at weddings.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Mishnaic Hebrew mazzāl ṭôb, good luck : mazzāl, constellation, destiny (ultimately from Akkadian manzaltu, mazzaztum, position of a star, from izuzzu, to stand; see ḏwḏ in Semitic roots) + ṭôb, good; see ṭyb in Semitic roots.]

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From Hebrew מזל טוב (mazál tov, "good luck") via Yiddish מזל טובֿ (mazl tov).

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    August 1, 2009