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or kish·ka

  1. Also called stuffed derma. Jewish Cookery. a beef or fowl intestine stuffed with a mixture, as of flour, fat, onion, and seasonings, and roasted.
  2. kishkes, Slang. the innermost parts; guts.
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Origin of kishke

1935–40; < Yiddish < Slavic; compare Polish kiszka sausage
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  1. a beef or fowl intestine or skin stuffed with flour, onion, etc, and boiled and roasted
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Word Origin for kishke

Yiddish: gut, probably from Russian kishka
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