pitseleh

Pronunciations

Pitseleh (PIT-sel-uh) listen

Definitions

  • n. Little one, dear.

Example Sentences

  • Congratulations on your 5th birthday, pitseleh!

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • פּיצעלע pitsele 'tiny piece'

    • Who Uses This

      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage
      • Russian: Jews with recent Russian-speaking ancestry in Russia

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain

      Dictionaries

      • The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003[1968]).
      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).

      Alternative Spellings

      pitsele, pitzeleh, pitzele

Edit     Something missing from this entry? Inaccurate? Feel free to suggest an edit.