nosh

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verb (used without object)
  1. to snack or eat between meals.

verb (used with object)
  1. to snack on: They noshed peanuts and cookies while watching television.

noun
  1. a snack.

Origin of nosh

1
1955–60; <Yiddish nashn;Middle High German naschen,Old High German nascōn to nibble, gnaw; cognate with Danish naske,Swedish snaska

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British Dictionary definitions for nosh

nosh

/ (nɒʃ) slang /


noun
  1. food or a meal

verb
  1. to eat

Origin of nosh

1
C20: from Yiddish; compare German naschen to nibble

Derived forms of nosh

  • nosher, noun

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