sheyner ponim, sheyna punim, shayna punim, sheyne ponim
- pretty face
- Rivki is such a sheyna punim."
Languages of Origin
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
JPS: The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
Can also be used ironically to mean "a disgrace"
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