strudel

Alternative Spellings

strudl, shtrudl, shtrudel, schtrudl, schtrudel

Definitions

  • A pastry made by rolling up a thin sheet of dough with a fruit or cheese filling and baking it.

Example Sentences

  • "I can't wait to have Bubbie's strudel in the morning!"

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

שטרודל shtrudl 'strudel, whirlpool'

Who Uses This

Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there
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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