• n. A suburb of Vilnius used as a symbol of provincialism.

  • n. A far-away place.

Example Sentences

  • "If I need a nursing bed at some point, am I guaranteed one? And will it be here or will they ship me to Shnippishok?" (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish


  • שני'פּישאָק

    • Who Uses This

      • 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[1968]).

      Alternative Spellings

      Shnipishok, Shnipishock, Shnippishock, Schnippishok, Schnipishok, Schnipishock, Schnippishock


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