khremzl

Alternative Spellings

chremzel, chremzl, khremzel, chremsel, chremsl

Definitions

  • "A fried fritter or latke, made of matzah meal and eggs, that may be stuffed with ground meat, nuts, or fruit. An old-fashioned Pesach recipe." (JPS Dictionary)

Example Sentences

  • "Pesadikeh cake was delicious, and chremzlach – triangular small cakes fried in deep oil were a favorite." (http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Baranovichi/bar002.html)

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

כרעמזל khremzl, pl. כרעמזלעך khremzlekh

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)

Notes

plural chremzlach, chremzlech, khremzlekh, chremslach, etc. The spelling "chremslach" appeared in the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee.

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