bisl

Alternative Spellings

bissel

Definitions

  • "a little bit of something, a tiny piece" (JPS)

Example Sentences

  • "Can I have just a bisl?"

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

ביסל

Who Uses This

Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

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).

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