Definition of kreplach in English:


plural noun

  • (in Jewish cooking) triangular noodles filled with chopped meat or cheese and served with soup.

    • ‘Though I'd never had this soup before, it was reminiscent of Jewish kreplach or Chinese won-ton soup.’
    • ‘You'll want to know that the dinner comprises ‘challah, salad, chopped liver, chicken soup with noodles and kreplach, stuffed veal, brisket, Belgium carrots, and rugalach for dessert.’’
    • ‘She dreamed of getting married, resigning from her job, staying home and decorating a living room and baking bobka and cooking blintzes and kreplach, just like her mother.’
    • ‘And in your chicken soup do you prefer kreplach or matzoh balls?’
    • ‘Now, if only he would tackle our grandmother's kreplach.’


From Yiddish kreplekh, plural of krepel, from German dialect Kräppel fritter.