- "A leavened, firm, doughnut shaped roll" (JPS)
- "They served lox and bagels for breakfast after davening."
Languages of Origin
- בײגל beygl, related to Yiddish root בײג beyg 'bend, curve'
- Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
- Non-Jews: (words that have spread outside of Jewish networks)
- North America
- The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003).
- The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
- Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
- Plural "bagels," although the original Yiddish plural is beygl (same as singular)
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