kreplach

Alternative Spellings

kreplekh, kreplech

Definitions

  • (meat-) stuffed dumplings usually served in soup; Jewish wontons

Example Sentences

  • "Should I serve kreplekh on Purim?"

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

קרעפּלעך kreplekh (singular קרעפּל krepl)

Who Uses This

Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).

Notes

traditionally eaten before Yom Kippur and on Purim and the seventh day of Sukkot

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