The Alternative Dutch Dictionary: mazzel

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mazzel etymology From Yiddish מזל־טובֿ 〈mzl־twb̄〉 or מאַזאַל טוב 〈mʼazʼal twb〉, from Amsterdam Jewish population. pronunciation
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  1. (slang) see you later, bye
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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  1. lucky, fortune Hij had mazzel. He was lucky.
Synonyms: geluk
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