Jalapeño Bagel


Jalapeño Bagel (HAH-luh-PEEN-yo BEY-gul) listen


  • n. 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" (source).

Languages of Origin

  • English
  • Spanish


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

    • Who Uses This

      • Younger: Jews in their 30s or younger
      • Ethnic: Jews whose Jewish identity is primarily ethnic


      • North America


      • None

      Alternative Spellings

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

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