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Definition of the noun knish

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noun - plural: knishes

  1. (Yiddish) a baked or fried turnover filled with potato or meat or cheese; often eaten as a snack
    • domain: Yiddish
    • lexical domain: Foods & Drinks - nouns denoting foods and drinks
    • more generic word: turnover = a dish made by folding a piece of pastry over a filling

Alternative definition of the noun knish


  1. An Eastern European Jewish, or Yiddish, snack food consisting of a dumpling covered with a shell of baked or fried dough


Knish: A knish or knysh is an Eastern European snack food consisting of a filling covered with dough that is either baked, grilled, or deep fried.

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Google previewThe Bakers Dozen (2007)

by Arlene Wright-Correll

A knish is an eastern-European Jewish or Yiddish snack food. It is a dumpling covered with a dough shell that is either baked or fried. In the most traditional version, the dumpling is made entirely of mashed potato. Another version has the ...

Google previewThe New Yiddish Kitchen (2016)

Gluten-Free and Paleo Kosher Recipes for the Holidays and Every Day by Jennifer Robins, Simone Miller

Caramelized Onion and Potato Knish Knish is the essence of Not-So-Traditional Deli Fare 89 Smoked Whitefish Salad.

Google previewThe Lower East Side (2013)

by Ronald Sanders

The classic knish is a baked mound of grated potato, mixed with flour, eggs and onion, but Yonah Shimmel's, like most New York kosher delicatessens, also offers one of kashe (buckwheat groats) instead of potato. Further- Opposite, top: 27.

Google previewDiscovering Vintage New York: A Guide to the City's Timeless ...

The knish is a version of a snack that's familiar in many cultures. Other versions include the pierogi, the samosa, the pasty, and the empanada. They're all essentially dough wrapped around a filling. They are members of the dumpling family.

Google previewThe World's Best Street Food (2012)

Where to Find It and How to Make It by Lonely Planet Publications Staff

Knish NEW YORK, USA The sort of thing that keeps you going through cold New York days, the knish is a hefty, round, baked pastry, seriously heavy on the carbs. Origin The knish came to New York with the Ashkenazi Jews of Eastern Europe ...

Google previewReligion 101 (2013)

From Allah to Zen Buddhism, an Exploration of the Key People, Practices, and Beliefs that Have Shaped the Religions of the World by Peter Archer

A knish is a potato and flour dumpling normally stuffed with mashed potato and onion, chopped liver, or cheese. • Kasha. Kasha or kasha varnishkes is a mixture of buckwheat and bow-tie macaroni noodles. • Kugel. Kugel is either served as a ...

Google previewHot Dog! (2015)

The wonderful world of the wiener by Andy Lynes

POTATO KNISH Knish is a baked or fried pastry usually filled with potato and onion. It arrived in North America around the turn of the 20th century, brought over by Jewish Eastern European immigrants. You'll find them on the menu of hot dog ...

Google previewThe Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (2013)

by Andrew Smith

The knish is a canonical item of Jewish-American food, which has had three transformations over the twentieth century. The name comes from Ukrainian Yiddish (the verb “to crease”), and seems to have reached the United States only with the ...

Google previewEthnic Food Lover's Companion (2010)

A Sourcebook for Understanding the Cuisines of the World by Zibart Eve

A knish is a savory meat or potato-stuffed pastry brought to Israel by Eastern European immigrants along with latkes, pancakes of shredded potato and onion. SIDE DISHES Vegetable dishes are generally rather simple, using familiar ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Jewish Food (2010)

by Gil Marks

Immigrants brought the knish to America toward the end of the nineteenth century , where it remained primarily Jewish fare before becoming a New York culinary favorite. As with many American gastronomic icons, such as hot dogs and ...

Google previewRandom House Webster's Rhyming Dictionary (2008)

by Random House

-ish, dish, fiche, fish, flysch, Gish, knish, pish, squish, swish, whish, wish; anguish, blowfish, bluefish, catfish, clownfish, codfish, cold fish, crayfish, death wish, deep- dish, dogfish, flatfish, fly-fish, game fish, garfish, goldfish, knish, lumpfish, ...

Google previewThe New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English: J-Z (2006)

by Eric Partridge

92, 2000 split knish noun the vagina us A conventional 'knish' is a ...

Google previewThe New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2015)

by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor

92, 2000 split knish ...

Google previewConcise Oxford English Dictionary (2011)

Luxury Edition by Angus Stevenson, Maurice Waite

knish /knɪʃ/ n. a baked or fried dumpling of flaky dough with a savoury filling. – origin Yiddish, from Russ. knish, knysh, denoting a bun or dumpling. knit v. (knits, knitting; past and past part. knitted or ...

Google previewWebster's II New Riverside Desk Dictionary (1995)

For Home, School, Office by Daniel Webster

knish (knish) n. Dough stuffed with potato, meat, or cheese, and baked or ...

Google previewThe Chambers Dictionary (1998)

knish. n (in Jewish cookery) dough with a potato, meat, etc filling , baked or fried. [Yiddish, from Russ] knit nit. n to intertwine: to make (a garment, etc) by means of knitting-needles or a knitting-machine: to form (wool, etc) into ...

Google previewDictionary of Jewish Terms (2011)

A Guide to the Language of Judaism by Ronald L. Eisenberg

Knish. Yiddish word for a small baked savory pastry, classically filled with mashed potato. Other popular fillings include meat, spinach, and kasha. Knocker. Yiddish term for a “big shot” or “show-off.” Knocking on wood. This superstition to ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Poetry: The Twentieth Century (2014)

The Twentieth Century by Eric L. Haralson

Knish, Anne. See Ficke ...

Google previewTruespel Book Two: Phonetic Dictionary of USA English (2006)

by Thomas E. Zurinskas

~kunnektiv - connective ~kunniev - connive ~kunnipshin - conniption ~kunnish - knish ~kunnoelee - cannoli ~kunnoeleez - cannolis ~kunnoet - connote ~ kunnue - canoe ~kunnuebee'ool - connubial ~kunnuebeeyool - connubial ~ kunnue'ist ...

Google previewA General dictionary of the English language, etc. A facsimile of the edition of 1780 (1784)

by Thomas SHERIDAN (M.A., Teacher of Elocution.)

CRUSH, knish'. s. A collision.

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Small photo of BROOKLYN, NEW YORK - JUL 18: A woman eating a knish at a restaurant on Coney Island boardwalk a popular beach and tourist area on the Atlantic Ocean in southern Brooklyn New York, July 18, 2010.Small photo of Kosher potato knishSmall photo of Potato Knish, a baked dumpling filled with potato, sits on green plate; copy space above; potato knish is a Yiddish snack food, a Jewish dinner staple, or simply a delicious, vegetarian dish.Small photo of Knish . Baked pasties with potatoes and onionsSmall photo of Fancy potato knish arranged on plate with cheese sauceSmall photo of Sokolniki, MOSCOW, RUSSIA - August 2, 2015: "From time immemorial". Russian exhibition of sand sculptures. The composition of "Ancient Rome". Author Sergey Knish.Small photo of New York, New York, USA - March 29, 2012: The Yonah Shimmel Knish Bakery has a strong reputation for their knishes. They are located on Houston Street on the lower east side of Manhattan. More...

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