noun plural but singular in construction bub·kes \ˈbəp-kəs, ˈbp-\

Definition of BUBKES

:  the least amount :  beans <won't win bubkes this year — Ivan Maisel>; also :  nothing <received bubkes for their efforts>

Variants of BUBKES

bub·kes also bup·kes or bup·kus \ˈbəp-kəs, ˈbp-\

Origin of BUBKES

Yiddish (probably short for kozebubkes, literally, goat droppings), plural of bubke, bobke, diminutive of bub, bob bean, of Slavic origin; akin to Polish bób bean
First Known Use: 1937


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