matzoh ball

Definitions

  • dumpling made with matzah meal and eggs and generally served in chicken soup

Example Sentences

  • "My bubbe says matzoh ball soup can make everything better."

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • English
  • Who Uses This

  • Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
  • Non-Jews: (words that have spread outside of Jewish networks)
  • Regions

  • North America
  • Dictionaries

  • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
  • Alternative Spellings

    matzah ball

    Notes

    • Called a 'kneydl' in Yiddish.

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