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mazzel

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Yiddish מזל־טובֿ (mazel tov) or מאַזאַל טוב (mazzal tob), from Amsterdam Jewish population.

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

mazzel

  1. (slang) see you later, bye

Usage notesEdit

Originally only used in Amsterdam due to the large Jewish population there, later used in more parts of the Netherlands. However, in Flanders people never use this word (some may find it even hilarious).

NounEdit

mazzel m (uncountable)

  1. lucky, fortune
    Hij had mazzel.
    He was lucky.

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