Languages of Origin
קנײדל kneydl, stemming from Middle High German knödel
- Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
- Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
- Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage
- North America
- Great Britain
- South Africa
- Australia / New Zealand
- The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003).
- 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).
Who Uses This
knaydle, kneydle, knaidle, kneidle, kenaidel, knaydl, kneydl, kneydel, knaydel, kenaidle, kneidel
Pronounced k-NEIGH-dl. Often used in the plural form: kneidlach / knaydlech / knaidelech / kneydlekh... (קנײדלעך)
This word became the subject of controversy after it was the winning word in the U.S. Scripps National Spelling Bee in May 2013. (source)
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