"How'd I do?
I'll tell ya - I got bupkes! I got nothin'!"
Yiddish word that, translated literally, means "peanuts" or "beans".
Commonly used in the US to indicate "nothing", presumably because beans are seen as worthless. Think about it: beans cost peanuts, right?!
Also implied in the phrase "getting bupkes" is a hint of ironic inevitability and the suggestion that the (non-)recipient feels cheated and insulted.
Spelling variations include:
points out, another translation is "goat turds
", which are generally accepted to be of even less value than beans