n. pl. pun·ims Slang
The face: "A large, heavyset figure with gray hair caught her eye. She had a familiar punim. Who was she?" (Patricia Welles). "Now your adorable punim is ready to light up that stage" (Adam F. Goldberg & Marc Firek).

[Yiddish (dialect of southern Poland and Galicia) punem, face, from Hebrew pānîm; akin to Akkadian pānu, front, Arabic finā', courtyard in front of a house, and Ge'ez fənnā and Syriac pnitā, side.]
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The tracks are "Ferry Nice", "Subway", "By Myself", "Stoop", "Library Book", "Brooklyn Baby", "Pizza", "Rainbow Bagels from Outer Space", "Love is Love", "Shayne Punim", "Hipster in the Making (Remix)", "Apples in My Apples", and "Sunday Morning".
Last Friday night's episode of the CW's Crazy Ex-Girlfriendtitled "Will Scarsdale Like Josh's Shayna Punim?"was a Shabbos miracle.
Sudeci po slici i rubu velikoga jedra, brod plovi punim jedrima, malo jedro s velikim dijeli dobro i zlo, zuti jarbol podsjeca da treba presjeci gordijski cvor i krenuti, a zuti je trup na istoj valnoj duljini pa i on dobiva vjetar u leca.
Memorialize your child's precious punim with a personalized cameo.
With his waddling gait and fleshy punim, Einstein promised he could get results because he "would never be spotted as a sleuth." Indeed, he and his partner, Moe Smith, produced nearly 4,400 arrests in a five-year period, with a phenomenal conviction rate of 95 percent.
And that John Oliver: such a punim! Happy Yom Chechecheche...
Among my favorite illustrations are the iconic cover of the first issue of Captain America with the hero himself punching Hitler in his punim (p.
for my comments about Gloria's punim, for gazing too long at Emily,
He is faputst from dein to shpitsfinger--dressed in a double-breasted suit and fedora plus a tallith with tzitzis over his shoulders, and he has a puter-wouldn't-melt-in-his-moyl look on his punim. The caption to the picture notes that his bar mitzva, at which he forgot his speech halfway through, was the last time he "spoke without a written speech."
Katz became what 1950s Americans saw only rarely--a distinctly Jewish, performing Jew, expressing an "in your punim" Jewishness that ultimately seemed "too Jewish." Like his music, Katz became "minor."
Betrayed by Shaynah Punim Models and her parents, who had deployed her as a tool in their own narcissistic agendas, she felt really unsupported.
For the goys in attendance, the program contains a helpful glossary called "Yiddish 101," containing definitions for terms like farbissina punim, shpilkes, and facacta (and strangely, cockamamie, which derives from French).