shayna punim

Alternative Spellings

sheyner ponim, sheyna punim, shayna punim, sheyne ponim

Definitions

  • pretty face

Example Sentences

  • Rivki is such a sheyna punim."

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

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

Who Uses This

Religious, Older, Ashkenazim

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

JPS

Notes

Can also be used ironically to mean "a disgrace"

Edit     See something you disagree with? Feel free to edit it. All changes will be moderated.