- a dish consisting of irregularly shaped egg noodles or dumplings, made usually by pressing the dough through a colander or coarse sieve into boiling water
- pl. -·zles such a noodle or dumpling
Origin of spaetzlefrom German dialect, dialectal spätzle, literally , little sparrows from German spatz, sparrow
alt. sp. of spaetzle
Irregularly shaped pasta or dumplings made usually by pressing dough through a colander or coarse sieve into boiling water.
Origin of spaetzleGerman dialectal (Swabia) Spätzle little sparrows, spaetzle diminutive plural of German Spatz sparrow from Middle High German spaz spare, spar sparrow ( from Old High German sparo ) -z hypocoristic suffix ( from Old High German -izo )
(countable and uncountable, plural spaetzles)
From German SpÃ¤tzle