shissel

Pronunciations

shissel (SHIH-sel) listen

Definitions

  • 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

Etymology

  • Yiddish שיסל shisl

    • Who Uses This

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

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain

      Dictionaries

      • None

      Alternative Spellings

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

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