[ nosh ]
/ nɒʃ /

verb (used without object)

to snack or eat between meals.

verb (used with object)

to snack on: They noshed peanuts and cookies while watching television.


a snack.

Origin of nosh

1955–60; < Yiddish nashn; Middle High German naschen, Old High German nascōn to nibble, gnaw; cognate with Danish naske, Swedish snaska Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for nosh

/ (nɒʃ) slang /


food or a meal


to eat

Derived forms of nosh

nosher, noun

Word Origin for nosh

C20: from Yiddish; compare German naschen to nibble
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