• n. A side dish including bits of noodle, often sauteed with vegetables and beef or chicken stock.

  • n. Noodle pellets.

Example Sentences

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

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish


  • פֿאַרפֿל farfl

    • Who Uses This

      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage


      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand


      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
      • Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

      Alternative Spellings

      farfl, farfal


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

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