Beef or chicken intestine that is stuffed with a seasoned mixture of matzo meal or flour, onion, and suet and is prepared by boiling and roasting.
Beef casing stuffed with matzo meal or bread crumbs, flour, onions, etc. and then steamed and roasted.
(informal) The abdomen or guts.
The ball hit me in the kishkes.
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Origin of kishke
- Yiddish from Russian kishka intestine (s)keu- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Attested in English since the late 1930s, from Yiddish קישקע (kishke), from Slavic—Polish kiszka, Russian кишка́ (kišká), or Ukrainian ки́шка (kýška). Ultimately from Proto-Slavic *kyša, *kyšьka (“intestine, stomach”). Related to Sanskrit कोष्ठ (koṣṭha, “intestine”) and possibly Ancient Greek κύστις (kustis, “bladder”).