Definition of mazel tov in English:

mazel tov

exclamation

  • (among Jewish people) congratulations; good luck.

    • ‘I'm not sure the film is precisely a comedy - in fact, I'm pretty sure it's not - but all publicity is good publicity, so mazel tov to them!’
    • ‘The couple is then pronounced man and wife, and the groom steps on a glass as everyone shouts mazel tov.’
    • ‘Though she'd been told otherwise, right to the last that woman thought a surprise rabbi would appear from the rafters to say mazel tov.’
    • ‘The shabbos after I was declared to be in complete remission, the men of the shul danced and sang mazel tov while the women cried and hugged me.’

Origin

From modern Hebrew mazzāl ṭōḇ, literally ‘good star’.

Pronunciation

mazel tov

/ˈmaz(ə)l ˌtɔːv//ˌtɒf/