far·​fel | \ ˈfär-fəl How to pronounce farfel (audio) \
variants: or farfal

Definition of farfel

: 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, "Creative ways to use the Passover staple Matzo," 27 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of farfel

1892, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for farfel

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

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“Farfel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/farfel. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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