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Alternative Spellings

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


  • A large bowl, especially for mixing
  • 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 שיסל shisl

Who Uses This

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


North America



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