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nosh

[nosh] /nɒʃ/
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
1955-1960
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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Examples for nosh
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for nosh

nosh

/nɒʃ/
noun
1.
food or a meal
verb
2.
to eat
Derived Forms
nosher, noun
Word Origin
C20: from Yiddish; compare German naschen to nibble
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Word Origin and History for nosh
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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Slang definitions & phrases for nosh

nosh

noun

: He always liked a little nosh between meals

verb

To have a snack; nibble: noshing on more fruits and veggies

[1957+; fr Yiddish]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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