pupik

Alternative Spellings

pupic, pipik, pippik

Definitions

  • Navel, belly button

Example Sentences

  • "Where's baby's pupik?"

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

פּופּיק pupik/pipik (depending on Yiddish dialect)

Who Uses This

Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003[1968]).
Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
JPS: The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001)

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