bubkes

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noun, plural in form but singular in construction bub·kes \ˈbəp-kəs, ˈbu̇p-\
variants: or less commonly

or

bupkus

Definition of bubkes

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

Origin and Etymology 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


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