farfel

Alternative Spellings

farfl, farfal

Definitions

  • a side dish including bits of noodle, often sauteed with vegetables and beef or chicken stock
  • noodle pellets

Example Sentences

  • My fondest memory of Passover is my grandma's matzah farfel.

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

פֿאַרפֿל farfl

Who Uses This

Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

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

Also the name of a puppet dog created by ventriloquist Jimmy Nelson, most famous for his appearance in Nestle commercials.

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