bubbe-meise

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Yiddish באָבע־מעשׂה ‎(bobe-mayse).

NounEdit

bubbe-meise ‎(plural bubbe-meises)

  1. (Jewish, literally) A grandmother's fable. Although very close to the idea of an old wives' tale, bubbe-meise is a shade more serious.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Bubbe Meises, Bubbe Stories, by Dramatic Publishing, 1999, ISBN 0871297612, page 26.