Definition of knaidel in English:

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knaidel

Pronunciation: /kəˈnādl/
(also kneidel)

noun (plural knaidlach /ˈk(ə)nādˌläKH/)

(usually knaidlach)
A type of dumpling eaten especially in Jewish households during Passover.
Example sentences
  • In this case, they grind it up, add eggs and make kneidlach (dumplings).
  • Chicken soup and ‘kneidlach’, ‘knishes’ and ‘kreplach’ and carrot ‘tzimmes’ are still made in the houses of those who came from Eastern Europe.
  • The traditional accompaniments…include kishke (a sausage filled with a flour-and-onion stuffing) and various knaidlach - all part of the dumpling family of foods.

Origin

From Yiddish kneydel.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: knai·del

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