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[knish] /knɪʃ/
noun, Jewish Cookery.
a fried or baked turnover or roll of dough with a filling, as of meat, kasha, or potato, often eaten as an appetizer or snack.
Origin of knish
1925-30; < Yiddish < Polish knysz Unabridged
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Examples from the web for knish
  • If people are near enough to sell you a knish, they are near enough to rob you.
  • No one knows for sure, of course, when or where the knish was actually invented.
British Dictionary definitions for knish


a piece of dough stuffed with potato, meat, or some other filling and baked or fried
Word Origin
Yiddish, from Russian knysh cake; compare Polish knysz
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Word Origin and History for knish

1930, from Yiddish, from Russian knysh, a kind of cake.

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