Definition of knaidel in English:

knaidel

(also kneidel)

Pronunciation /kəˈnādl/ /kəˈneɪdl/

nounknaidlach

usually knaidlach
  • A type of dumpling eaten in Jewish households during Passover.

    ‘In this case, they grind it up, add eggs and make kneidlach (dumplings).’
    • ‘Chicken soup and ‘kneidlach’, ‘knishes’ and ‘kreplach’ and carrot ‘tzimmes’ are still made in the houses of those who came from Eastern Europe.’
    • ‘The traditional accompaniments…include kishke (a sausage filled with a flour-and-onion stuffing) and various knaidlach - all part of the dumpling family of foods.’

Origin

From Yiddish kneydel.

Pronunciation

knaidel

/kəˈnādl/ /kəˈneɪdl/