• adj. Cancelled, void.

  • adj. Cancelled out; outweighed; negligible.

Example Sentences

  • “Our chavrusashaft has been buttel ever since our fight.” (Weiser)

  • “If there's any meat in the yeshiva's cholnt, it's buttel in the grease and salt.” (Weiser)

  • "We don’t eat it and any chometz, if any, is buttel before pesach?" (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • TH בטל > Y בטל botl

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
      • Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage


      • North America


      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
      • Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).

      Alternative Spellings

      butel, bottel, botel, buttl, butl, bottl, botl, batul, batool

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