- 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
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Examples from the Web for knish
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- 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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Word Origin and History for knish
1930, from Yiddish, from Russian knysh, a kind of cake.
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