keppele

Alternative Spellings

kepele, keppeleh, kepeleh

Definitions

  • head (smaller or cuter, often used in child-directed speech)

Example Sentences

  • "They will resolve the argument by putting such a klop on your keppele you will wake up three weeks later and think you're the Pope." (http://wiredspace.wits.ac.za/bitstream/handle/10539/25943/lastmentschsubmit.pdf?sequence=2&isAllowed=y)
  • Why don't you put your keppele down and get some rest?

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

קעפּעלע kepele 'little head, iminutive of קאָפּ kop, head'

Who Uses This

Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage

Regions

North America, South Africa

Dictionaries

None

Notes

See also keppy

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