petcha

Alternative Spellings

petze, p'tze, petse, p'tse, petshe, p'tshe, petche, p'tche, petza, p'tza, petsa, p'tsa, petsha, p'tsha, p'tcha

Definitions

  • Calves' foot jelly or jellied chicken served with garlic and spices as an appetizer.

Example Sentences

  • “Just be glad she didn't make petcha!” (https://books.google.com/books?id=PaVLAAAAQBAJ&pg=PT137&lpg=PT137&dq=%22make+petcha%22&source=bl&ots=543lSmwi-4&sig=ACfU3U3jXSULqGNWy9wVCMtr19Tgl5xaxQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwislc2mm_3pAhWxPH0KHZWzB0kQ6AEwAXoECAoQAQ)

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

פּעטשאַ פּעטשע פּעצאַ פּעטסאַ פּעצע פּעטסע petsha petshe petsa petse

Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

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