nosh

[nosh] Informal.
verb (used without object)
1.
to snack or eat between meals.
verb (used with object)
2.
to snack on: They noshed peanuts and cookies while watching television.
noun
3.
a snack.

Origin:
1955–60; < Yiddish nashn; Middle High German naschen, Old High German nascōn to nibble, gnaw; cognate with Danish naske, Swedish snaska

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nosh (nɒʃ)
 
n
1.  food or a meal
 
vb
2.  to eat
 
[C20: from Yiddish; compare German naschen to nibble]
 
'nosher
 
n

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nosh
1957, from Yiddish nashn "nibble," from M.H.G. naschen, from O.H.G. hnascon, nascon "to nibble," from P.Gmc. *khnaskwajanan. Earlier as a noun (1917) meaning "a restaurant," short for nosh-house.
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Example sentences
Stay at one of the restored homes turned bed and breakfasts and nosh on local oysters from the gulf.
Have gourmet pizzas for lunch or enjoy a pre-theater nosh.
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