Definitions

  • n. 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." (source)

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).

      Alternative Spellings

      gorgol, gorgl

Notes

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

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