- "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'
Who Uses This
Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
Non-Jews: (words that have spread outside of Jewish networks)
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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