bupkis

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Borrowed from Yiddish באָבקעס(bobkes), plural of באָבקע(bobke, goat or sheep dropping), from באָב(bob, bean) +‎ ־קע(-ke), from Proto-Slavic *bobъ.

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bupkis (uncountable)

  1. (US, slang) Absolutely nothing; nothing of value, significance, or substance.
    We searched for hours and found bupkis.

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