Yiddish for "beans", or figuratively "nothing, nada, zilch". Can also be an offer so low as to be an insult, and as Leo Rosten noted in his classic "The Joy of Yiddish," "bupkes" is a howl of outrage often heard in the cutthroat world of show business.
"I should have got at least ten bucks but i got BUPKES!!"
by hollypop June 21, 2003

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