blintz

Alternative Spellings

blintse, blints

Definitions

  • A folded thin pancake filled with cheese, fruit, or potatoes.

Example Sentences

  • "My mother makes the best blintzes on Shavuot."

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

blints 'pancake'

Who Uses This

Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003[1968]).
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)

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