[ blints, blint-suh ]
/ blɪnts, ˈblɪnt sə /

noun Jewish Cookery.

a thin pancake folded or rolled around a filling, as of cheese or fruit, and fried or baked.
Also blintz [blints] /blɪnts/.

Origin of blintze

1900–05; < Yiddish blintse; compare Byelorussian blints-, stem of blinéts, diminutive of blin pancake; see blin

Can be confused

blintze blitz Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for blintz



/ (blɪnts) /


a thin pancake folded over a filling usually of apple, cream cheese, or meat

Word Origin for blintz

C20: from Yiddish blintse, from Russian blinyets little pancakes; see blini
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