Re: meaning of pippic

Subject: Re: meaning of pippic
From: burgamw1 <burgamw1 -at- TEOMAIL -dot- JHUAPL -dot- EDU>
Date: Fri, 28 Apr 1995 14:01:01 EST

Pippik is a Yiddish word meaning belly button.

Murrie Burgan, murrie -dot- burgan -at- jhuapl -dot- edu

Extra Credit Question:

A few of us were discussing the meaning of "Pippic" (which could
be spelled "Pippik, Pipik, Peppic" or some other variation). The
quote, which was attributed to FDR, was "He was up to his
pippics in snow." (One of us thinks it means "collar". Another thinks it

The word is not in the the American Heritage dictionary. And I haven't
been able to find a definition online, which was my original challenge from
a coworker. I'm admitting to defeat. What are your guesses?


Julie Jensen
Chemical Science and Technology
Communication Services Team
Los Alamos National Laboratory
jjensen -at- cst4 -dot- lanl -dot- gov
505-667-9926 (w)

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