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spaetzle

noun, spaetz·le \ˈshpet-slə, -səl, -slē also ˈshpāt-\

Definition of spaetzle

plural spaetzle or spaetzles also spätzle or spätzles

  1. :  a small dumpling cooked by running batter through a colander into boiling water



Variants of spaetzle

also spätzle \ˈshpet-slə, -səl, -slē also ˈshpāt-\

Origin of spaetzle

German Spätzle, from German dialect, diminutive of Spatz sparrow, dumpling


First Known Use: 1933


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