dreidel [dreyd-l] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural drei·dels, drei·del.
- a four-sided top bearing the Hebrew letters nun, gimel, he, and shin, one on each side, used chiefly in a children’s game traditionally played on the Jewish festival of Hanukkah.
Origin of dreidel 1925–30; Yiddish dreydl, equivalent to drey(en) to rotate, turn (Middle High German dræ(je)n, dræhen; compare G. drehen) + -dl noun suffix Examples from the Web for dreidel Contemporary Examples of dreidel
More than menorah lighting and dreidel spinning, Hanukkah is known for its culinary delicacy, latkes.
Jacquelynn D. Powers
December 1, 2010