[ 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.
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Origin of nosh
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 noshing
/ (nɒʃ) slang /
food or a meal
Derived Formsnosher, noun
Word Origin for nosh
C20: from Yiddish; compare German naschen to nibble
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Word Origin and History for noshing
1957, from Yiddish nashn "nibble," from Middle High German naschen, from Old High German hnascon, nascon "to nibble," from Proto-Germanic *(g)naskon. Related: Noshed; noshing. Earlier as a noun (1917) meaning "a restaurant," short for nosh-house.
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