American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A snack or light meal.
- v. To eat a snack or light meal: noshed on a bagel between classes.
- n. Food; a light meal or snack.
- n. slang, UK Fellatio.
- v. intransitive To eat a snack or light meal.
- v. slang, UK To perform fellatio (on); to blow.
- n. (Yiddish) a snack or light meal
- v. eat a snack; eat lightly
- From Yiddish נאַשן (nashn), from Middle High German naschen ("nibble") (which is also the parent of German naschen). (Wiktionary)
- Yiddish nash, from nashn, to eat sweets, nibble on, from Middle High German naschen, to nibble, from Old High German hnascōn. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“When Son was young, when he wanted to nurse he would ask to "nosh"--and it caught on because in addition to sounding like nurse, it is a Yiddish word for snack.”
“Dumbest, deafest, shittest of all, you have removed the unstressed 'a' so that the stress that should have fallen on "nosh" is lost, and my piece ends on an unstressed syllable.”
“Over at Becks & Posh cockney for "nosh" there's a great photo spread of the The Halloween Mission Taco Crawl 2004 which reminds me of everything I love about being a touch crazy about food.”
“Mosaic, which Corman describes as an eclectic group of Jewish outdoors lovers, will gather Sunday afternoon for their tashlich ceremony with a "nosh" at a nearby restaurant afterward.”
“Late at night, stopping at a drive-through for some kind of nosh, I'd always offer my protector of bite.”
“($7 to sample seven wines), "nosh" plates, a bed-and-breakfast and more.”
“26 Miler - A chronicle of Ben's attempt to complete the Marathon Becks & Posh - … modern cokney for 'nosh' by Sam and Fred Budding Cook - Just married and trying my hands at cooking Cha Xiu Bao - What's the biggest problem in this world?”
“Now the combination of hard times and pioneering cooks is bringing a return to the table of delicacies like tongue, sweetbreads, liver and kidneys, and a rediscovery of the delights of slow food and sustainable nosh.”
“How about we have a coffee, a little nosh and see if we can work something out?”
“Anyone partial to producing – and consuming – their grub in ethical, unhurried fashion will savour this celebration of non-speedy nosh.”
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There are a few short lists of Yiddish words, but none appropriate to the glory of the language, and none that are open. Thought I'd start one, and would love contributions. I'm tagging as I go, an...
Words only (I left out the expressions) from Geza Kerenyi's EN-HU interpreters' dictionary. Most of them pose some difficulty when interpreted between HU and EN in either or both directions.
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No true synonyms, no other word will do.
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