Definition of Mahlzeit in US English:

Mahlzeit

exclamation

  • A salutation before or after eating.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Rupert Brooke (1887–1915), poet. From German Mahlzeit mealtime, shortened from the phrase gesegnete Mahlzeit lit. ‘blessed mealtime’.

Pronunciation

Mahlzeit

/ˈmɑːltsʌɪt/