punim

Pronunciations

Definitions

  • n. Face.

Example Sentences

  • "Oh my gosh, look at that punim. Your baby is adorable!"

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • Heb פנים paním, Yiddish פּנים pónem

    • Who Uses This

      • Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      Dictionaries

      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).

      Alternative Spellings

      panim, ponim, punem

Notes

  • This word originally stems from Hebrew, but is more closely associated with Yiddish discourse.

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