n. A potato.
n. An error.
“Oh, did she make a bulbe!” (NJY)
"I grew up speaking Polish Yiddish in Canada; generally I called a potato a kartofel; on occasion I’d use bulbe, a word that I rarely heard at home (I can’t say never because it figures in a famous folksong) but that didn’t sound particularly outré to me, either." (source)
Languages of Origin
- Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
- Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage
- North America
- The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003).
Who Uses This
bulba, bulbeh, bulbah
See also bulbenik.
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