shayna punim


shayna punim (SHAY-nuh PUU-nim) listen


  • n. Pretty face.

Example Sentences

  • "Rivki is such a sheyna punim."

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish


  • שײנע פּנים sheyne ponem (Standard Yiddish שײן פּנים sheyn ponem, because the grammatical gender of ponem is neuter)

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
      • Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage


      • North America
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand


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

      Alternative Spellings

      sheyner ponim, sheyna punim, shayna punim, sheyne ponim


  • Can also be used ironically to mean "a disgrace".

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