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Subject:Re: meaning of pippic From:Laurie Rubin <lmr -at- SYL -dot- NJ -dot- NEC -dot- COM> Date:Mon, 1 May 1995 09:41:17 -0400
I think the word is closer to pupick (spelling may be off, but the "u" sound is
more accurate), which is a Yiddish word for belly button, I think!
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)