[ knish ]
/ knɪʃ /

noun Jewish Cookery.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for knish


/ (knɪʃ) /


a piece of dough stuffed with potato, meat, or some other filling and baked or fried

Word Origin for knish

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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