Knish meaning

kə-nĭsh
A piece of dough stuffed with potato, meat, or cheese and baked or fried.
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A piece of thin rolled dough folded over a filling, as of mashed potatoes or chopped meat, and baked or fried.
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An Eastern European Jewish, or Yiddish, snack food consisting of a dumpling covered with a shell of baked or fried dough.
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Origin of knish

  • Yiddish from Ukrainian knysh probably of Turkic origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the Yiddish קניש (knish), from the Polish knysz and Ukrainian книш (knyš)

    From Wiktionary