Kreplach definition

krĕpləKH, -läKH
Small pockets of noodle dough filled with ground meat or cheese, usually boiled and served in soups.
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Small casings of dough filled with ground meat or cheese, etc., boiled, and served usually in soup.
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(plural only) Small dumplings of Eastern European origin, filled with meat or cheese and served usually in soup.
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Origin of kreplach

  • Yiddish kreplech pl. of krepel from German dialectal Kräppel fried pastry variant of German Krapfen from Middle High German krapfe from Old High German krāpfo hook (from their hooklike shape)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Yiddish קרעפּלאַך (kreplakh), a regional plural form of קרעפּל (krepl, “meat dumpling”).

    From Wiktionary