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.

1925–30; < Yiddish < Polish knysz Unabridged
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knish (knɪʃ)
a piece of dough stuffed with potato, meat, or some other filling and baked or fried
[Yiddish, from Russian knysh cake; compare Polish knysz]

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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.
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