rugelach

Alternative Spellings

rugeleh, rogelach, rogelekh, ruggelech, rugalah

Definitions

  • "Bite-size crescent-shaped pastries, rolled around a variety of fillings, including chopped raisins and walnuts, apple, raspberry, [chocolate] or mun, topped with a sprinkling of cinnamon and sugar" (JPS)

Example Sentences

  • I can't believe I went to the shuk and forgot to buy rugelach!

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

ראָגעלע rógele (plural ראָגעלעך rógelekh)

Who Uses This

Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

Notes

Singular rugele. See info about ingredients and origin here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rugelach.

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