- nothing: we searched everywhere, but found bupkis
- even the smallest amount: doesn't know bupkis about it
Origin of bupkisfrom Yiddish bobkes, goat droppings
Also sp. bup′kus, bup′kiss, or bup′kes
A worthless amount; little or nothing.
Origin of bupkisYiddish bobkes from pl. of bobke diminutive of bob bean of Slavic origin Polish bób Russian bob bean ; see bha-bhā- in Indo-European roots.