pletzl

Alternative Spellings

pletzel, pletsl, pletsel

Definitions

  • "A thin, flat, crisp roll, often garnished with poppy seeds or onion" (Rosten)

Example Sentences

  • "Stopping in at Beila the Baker's to buy a pletzl, he joked with them in such a worldly fashion that they marveled." (https://books.google.com/books?id=gFK_yx7Ps7cC&pg=PT1449&lpg=PT1449&dq=%22a+pletzl%22&source=bl&ots=b_Dk_KC_5k&sig=ACfU3U36jca7YOVdDNyGn3FDgl08PGrevQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiF6L-UsILqAhXB6Z4KHReIBPIQ6AEwAHoECBMQAQ#v=onepage&q=%22a%20pletzl%22&f=false)

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

פּלעצל pletsl 'cracker, diminutive of פּלעץ plets'

Who Uses This

Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage

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).

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