Deli Lingo

Balebos - Boss

Blintz - A Crepé

Bris - Circumcision; Catered by Pumpernick's.

Bubbie - Grandmother

Bupkis - Nada, nothing or as your friend would say, “He's not worth Bupkis”

Challah - Braided egg bread, “Pumpernick's French Toast”

Chicken Soup with Matzo Balls - Pumpernick's penicillin. This is the real Rx to cure what ails you. Like Bubbie said “It might not help, but it couldn't hoit”!

Chutzpah - “A lotta noive” It takes lots of chutzpa to think you can finish a sandwich @ Pumpernick's

Fleishig - Meat product.

Forshpies - (Also Nosh), An Appetizer

Fresser - A BiG Eater. One who never takes a doggy-bag home from Pumpernick's.

Gefilte Fish - It's a fish and it used to swim. That's about all we know. Served as Forshpies on Holidays.

Gelt - Money; Chanukah money

Gribenes - Bits of well Fried Chicken skin. Jewish bacon. A Delicacy to the old timers, and you know who you are.

Horseradish - Jewish Salsa. Great with that other fish (Gefilte)

Kasha and Varnishkes - Buckwheat with Bow Tie Pasta (Needs Gravy on the side)

Kibitz - Joking around.

Klutz - Clumsy person.

Kishke - Stuffed Derma, Kinda like stuffing.

Knish - Pastry dough stuffed with different goodies. Potato is my favorite.

Kreplach - – Jewish Won Ton with Beef.

Kugel - Noodle pudding with lots of things. Sweet is the Best.

Kvell - Expressing pleasure; over Pumpernick's food.

Kvetch - Whine, and we all know that Pumpernick's is no kvetching zone.

Latke - A Potato Pancake, served with Sour Cream & Apple Sauce. Also can be used as a compliment to a good looking lady. “She is a good lukin latke”

Lox - Used to be a Sunday Brunch Special. Not anymore...Served daily with Bagels & Cream Cheese (Nova Scotia Lox is less salty than Regular Lox).

Macher - A BiG shot... You are always a Macher at Pumpernick's

Machatunim - Your children's In-Laws.

Mandel Bread - Jewish Biscotti

Maven - An expert. Everyone at Pumpernick's is a maven.

Mensch - A good person.

Meshpuchah - Family.

Meshuganneh - Crazy. If you don't like the food at Pumpernick's you are a Meshuganneh.

Naches - Feeling of pride (from our grandchildren, of course)

Nebish - A Nerd. Even the nebish find their way to Pumpernick's.

Nosh - A little bit to eat. No calories, cause its just a nosh.

Nu? - “Wattsup”?

Oy - Oy

Pate - Chopped Liver at a fancy party.

Prake - Stuffed cabbage in a Sweet 'n Sour Tomato Sauce.

Punim - Face. A happy punim is always welcomed to Pumpernick's.

Rugallahs - Hand Made Mini Strudels. Ours are delish.

Schlemiel - A clumsy person

Schlimazel - An unlucky person

Schmear - A spread on a bagel.

Schmooze - Talk, talk, talk about the other place.

Schnorrer - Someone who takes advantage of you. A Beggar

Shlep - To carry or to drag, even yourself “ Let's shlep to Pumpernick's”

Tochis - Rear end, (butt)

Tsuris - Trouble

Zaftig - Pleasantly plump.

Zaidy - Grandfather