from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A piece of dough stuffed with potato, meat, or cheese and baked or fried.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An Eastern European Jewish, or Yiddish, snack food consisting of a dumpling covered with a shell of baked or fried dough
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A fried, or sometimes baked, turnover made from a round or square sheet of dough containing a filling, usually of meat or potatoes.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (Yiddish) a baked or fried turnover filled with potato or meat or cheese; often eaten as a snack
Yiddish, from Ukrainian knysh, probably of Turkic origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the Yiddish קניש (knish), from the Polish knysz and Ukrainian книш (knyš), from Turkic. (Wiktionary)