Definitions

  • n. Little bundle.

Example Sentences

  • "I'm making pekelekh for the kids to take home after my son's upsherin."

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • פּעקל pekl (plural פּעקלעך peklekh)

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
      • Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage

      Regions

      • North America
      • South Africa

      Dictionaries

      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).

      Alternative Spellings

      peckl, peckel, pekl

Notes

  • Often used in plural: pekelekh, pekelach, pekelach, pekelech, peckelach

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