matzoh ball

Alternative Spellings

matzah ball


  • 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)


North America


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


Called a 'kneydl' in Yiddish.

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