mazzel

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Yiddish מזל (mazel, luck), compare מזל־טובֿ (mazel tov) or מאַזאַל טוב (mazzal tob). Originated from the Jewish population of Amsterdam.

Interjection[edit]

mazzel

  1. (slang) see you later, bye

Usage notes[edit]

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).

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Noun[edit]

mazzel m (uncountable)

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

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