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noun Jewish Cookery.
  1. 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.
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Origin of knish

1925–30; < Yiddish < Polish knysz
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knish

noun
  1. a piece of dough stuffed with potato, meat, or some other filling and baked or fried
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Word Origin

Yiddish, from Russian knysh cake; compare Polish knysz
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Word Origin and History for knish

n.

1930, from Yiddish, from Russian knysh, a kind of cake.

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