kreplach

Pronunciations

kreplach (KREP-lach)

Definitions

  • n. (Meat-) stuffed dumplings usually served in soup; Jewish wontons.

Example Sentences

  • "Should I serve kreplekh on Purim?"

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • קרעפּלעך kreplekh (singular קרעפּל krepl)

    • Who Uses This

      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).

      Alternative Spellings

      kreplekh, kreplech

Notes

  • traditionally eaten before Yom Kippur and on Purim and the seventh day of Sukkot

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