gribines

Alternative Spellings

gribonous, gribens, gribenes, grebenes, grebines, grivines, grivenes, gribinous

Definitions

  • Deep-fried skin of chicken or goose, often prepared with onion and schmatlz. Also called cracklings.

Example Sentences

  • "Although gribines are admittedly high in cholesterol, they add a special crunchiness and flavor that is unique and delicious." (http://jewishfusion.com/2009/01/garden-salad-with-gribines-recipe/)
  • Robin Williams in Mrs. Doubtfire: "I should never buy gribines from a moyel - it's so chewy!" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAwd4r0Syzc)

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

גריװן (grivn), גריװענעס (grivenes) (same definition)

Who Uses This

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

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001)

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