Hebrew Language/yiddish term ?

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An Israeli friend of mine taught me the term "piztifkes" [or pitzifkes] as "small & not important stuff" but when I tried to reference it online, I could not find it anywhere. Will you please verify its English spelling and specific definition plus show it to me in Hebrew? Thank You

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Hi Pamela,

The Yiddish term for 'small', as used in Israel, is Pitza'leh, פיצל`ה
I have never heard it pronounced as pitzifkes, but then, there are a number of regional Yiddish dialects and 'pitzifke' could be used in one of them.

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