gorgel

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).
      • Alternative Spellings

        gorgol, gorgl

        Notes

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

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