bisl

Definitions

  • n. "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).

      Alternative Spellings

      bissel

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