gorgel

Alternative Spellings

gorgol, gorgl

Definitions

  • neck, throat (generally of poultry)

Example Sentences

  • "My mother makes fricazee with gorgols (necks) pipiks (bellybuttons) and small meatballs in a tomato sauce over rice." (http://www.imamother.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=55549)

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

גאָרגל gorgl 'neck'

Who Uses This

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

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).

Notes

Sometimes said in the diminutive: gergilech, gergilekh, gergilach, gergelekh, gergelach, gergalach, gergl, gergel, etc.

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