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I put a lot of hard work into this project, and all I got was bupkis.
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Literally, in Yiddish it means "beans". However, beans was a term used to describe goat droppings, as goat shit looks like beans.

So bupkis or bupkes is a common slang for, 'of no value". That is what the slang means. The reason for that is above. It does not literally mean "goat shit". It means "beans".
I worked my ass off on this project and got exactly bupkis for my troubles.
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While some pretentious folks who badmouth people of their own heritage say it means "goat shit," it has become commonly accepted to mean "of little or no value" and multiple Yiddish to English dictionaries confirm this. No 1st generation American I know has used it to mean anything otherwise.
Someone who chooses to insult strangers instead of astutely sharing their knowledge with those who aren't so fortunate to be as perfect as they are may think they are a mensch, but really their words are bupkis.

NOT

Farshtinkener Jews should be fed bupkis straight from the goat's tochas.
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litearally means "goat shit." That's why American Jews (who don't know bupkis about Yiddish) have mistaken it to mean "something of little or no value."
"Them third and fourth generation Jews know bupkis about yiddish and yiddishkeit."
by Athabasca Zwink June 13, 2004
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