bupkes
or bupkus variant of bubkes

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • bupkes — n American a. an insignificant amount or trivial matter b. nothing or none The words are a borrowing from Yiddish, which adopted them from the Russian for beans , a term widely used colloquially (in expressions such as not worth a hill/row of… …   Contemporary slang

  • bupkes — variant of bubkes herein …   Useful english dictionary

  • bubkes — also bupkes or bupkus noun plural but singular in construction Etymology: 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 Date:… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bupkus — I. noun plural but singular in construction see bubkes II. see bupkes …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • List of English words of Yiddish origin — For Yiddish words used by English speaking Jews (that are not necessarily English), see Yiddish words used by English speaking Jews. This is a list of English words of Yiddish origin, many of which have entered the English language by way of… …   Wikipedia

  • bubkes — n American See bupkes …   Contemporary slang

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