far·​fel ˈfär-fəl How to pronounce farfel (audio)
variants or farfal
: noodles in the form of pellets or granules

Examples of farfel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web A few years ago, a friend gave us a recipe for granola made with matzo farfel, small bits of matzo that come in a can. Joan Elovitz Kazan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 27 Mar. 2018

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'farfel.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History


Yiddish farfl (plural), from Middle High German varveln noodles, noodle soup

First Known Use

1892, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of farfel was in 1892

Dictionary Entries Near farfel

Cite this Entry

“Farfel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/farfel. Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

More from Merriam-Webster on farfel

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!