• n. A large bowl, especially for mixing.

  • n. A small washtub.

Example Sentences

  • I need to make gefilte fish for 20 people, but I haven't got a big enough schissel.

  • When we first came to this country we didn't have a bathtub so we had to wash babies in a shissel.

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish


  • Yiddish שיסל shisl

    • Who Uses This

      • Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage


      • North America


      • None

      Alternative Spellings

      schissel, shisl, shisel, shissl, schisl, schisel, schissl

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