My name was shortened from the Yiddish diminutive, "Foofala," to the more Anglecized, "Foofie."
What's the meaning of the word "Foofala"? It sounds like an Italian dish to me...
Dunno, but I have heard Jews refer to each other as "Bubala".
Foofala is all that stuff in the dollar store that breaks as soon as you get home. It also can be bobble-heads anything, frosted beer mugs, brackets and wheels for we don't know yet but we might need them one day.