Definitions

  • n. Stuffed cabbage, also known by holiptshes, goluptshes, and golomkes, among other names.

Example Sentences

  • "I never heard the Yiddish word holiptshes used for stuffed cabbage until the 1960s, when my family came to New York City to eat at Lou Siegel’s and asked for ‘prakas.’ The waiter had no idea what we were talking about, and it took some time to straighten things out." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • פּראַקעס prakes, האָלעפּצעס hóleptses 'stuffed cabbage'

    • Who Uses This

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

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • None

      Alternative Spellings

      prakas

Notes

  • Common among Philadelphia Jews regardless of geographical origin. Prevalent also among Jews of Romania, Moldova, and Southern Ukraine. See (source)

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