pekel

Alternative Spellings

peckl, peckel, pekl

Definitions

  • 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

Dictionaries

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

Notes

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

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