Jalapeño Bagel

Alternative Spellings

Jalapeno Beigel, Jalapeno Beigl, Jalapeno Bagel, Jalapeño Beigel, Jalapeño Beigl, Jalapeno Beygl, Jalapeno Beygel, Jalapeño Beygl, Jalapeño Beygel


  • A person of Hispanic (non-Jewish) and Jewish origins.

Example Sentences

  • "Jose's mom is Jewish, so he's a jalapeno bagel."
  • "He is not merely like the jalapeno bagel that is a simple combination of two cultures, but he chooses to spread cream cheese and jam - his own favorite - inside the bagel that he takes to school on International Day, demonstrating his true devotion to both cultures" (http://www.umich.edu/~childlit/Bagel/display1.htm).

Languages of Origin

English, Spanish


Spanish Jalapeño, and English Bagel (which is from the Yiddish word בייגן beygn, to bend).

Who Uses This

Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
Younger: Jews in their 30s or younger
Ethnic: Jews whose Jewish identity is primarily ethnic


North America




The "j" in jalapeno is pronounced as an "h". The "e" and "n" in jalapeno have tildes over them, so the pronunciation is "Hal-ey-pen-yo)

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