Meaning of Shabbat goy in English:

Shabbat goy

noun

  • In Jewish usage: a non-Jewish person who performs for strictly Orthodox Jews tasks forbidden to them on the Sabbath, such as lighting domestic fires.

Pronunciation

Shabbat goy

/ʃaˈbat ɡɔɪ/ /ʃaˌbat ˈɡɔɪ/

Origin

Mid 19th century. From Shabbat + goy, after Yiddish shabes-goy Shabbos goy.