forshpayz

Alternative Spellings

fershpice, forshpayz

Definitions

  • "appetizers" (JPS)

Example Sentences

  • "I don't want to want to tell the whole story, but I'll give you a little forshpayz, as my husband used to say." (a widow, telling the HUC community about how her husband received the Yanov torah)

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

פֿאָרשפּײַז

Who Uses This

Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

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).

Notes

Stress on first syllable.

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