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bubkes

noun

absolutely nothing; something worthless; also written bupkis , bupkes , bupkus

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bubkes

adverb

Absurdly little: That it sold bubkes may say just as much for his laziness and his hubris

noun

Something trivial; nothing; beans: We've gone from bubkes to big deals in a year/ They've waved bye-bye to the likes of Julius Irving and gotten bubkes in return/ paying bupkes for rent

[1940s+; fr Yiddish, ''goat dung,'' fr Russian, ''beans'']


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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