punim

Alternative Spellings

panim, ponim, punem

Definitions

  • 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

Dictionaries

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

Notes

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

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