pupik

Pronunciations

pupik (PU-pik) listen
pipik (PIH-pek) listen

Definitions

  • n. Navel, belly button.

  • n. Gizzard - part of the digestive tract of poultry used in soup and other dishes.

Example Sentences

  • "Where's baby's pupik?"

  • "My mother serves her pupiks with fried with onions and seasoned with paprika." (source)

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
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

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

      Alternative Spellings

      pupic, pipik, pippik, puppik

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