krep·​lach ˈkrep-ləḵ How to pronounce kreplach (audio)
: square or triangular dumplings filled with ground meat or cheese, boiled or fried, and usually served in soup

Examples of kreplach in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The kreplach is the Jewish element that brings everything together. Katie Chang, Forbes, 23 Dec. 2021 For a heartier spin on Jewish penicillin, add egg noodles, white rice, or kreplach, dumplings made with ground beef and onion, to the chicken broth for $1. Samantha Nelson, RedEye Chicago, 24 Jan. 2018 Last week, the store’s shelves were starting to look empty — but most were still laden with frozen beef kreplach, rows of cereal and oatmeal and neatly arranged vegetables under bright white fluorescent lights. Jennifer Barrios, Washington Post, 28 Mar. 2018 Located in the former Brooklyn Water Bagel Co. space at the Hooks Village complex, the Essen Room is fueled by good old-fashioned values, starting with the onsite cooking of such deli staples as knishes, kreplach and kugel. Tim Smith,, 10 Jan. 2018 In one grouping, the diners — of Irish, German, Polish, Mexican, Cambodian and Italian descents — talked about a dumpling being a universal food, with multiple cultures having a version: pierogi, ravioli, empanadas, kreplach. Natalie Pompilio, The Seattle Times, 24 June 2017 The dish evolved, spread from Italian shores, and gave rise to countless forms around the world: as kreplach for Rosh Hashanah, say, or breaded and deep-fried in St. Louis. Katherine Lagrave, Condé Nast Traveler, 20 Mar. 2017 See More

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Word History


Yiddish kreplekh, plural of krepl filled dumpling

First Known Use

circa 1892, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of kreplach was circa 1892

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“Kreplach.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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