kish·​ke ˈkish-kə How to pronounce kishke (audio)
variants or less commonly kishka
: beef or fowl casing stuffed (as with meat, flour, and spices) and cooked

Examples of kishke in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The kishke at Romanian Kosher Sausage in Rogers Park is stellar, as is the chicken breast stuffed with kishke, sold in single servings or four-packs. Aviya Kushner,, 20 Apr. 2022 Asteroid City Wes Anderson’s last few films didn’t quite hit me in the kishkes the way that, say, The Royal Tenenbaums did. Rachel Handler, Vulture, 2 June 2023

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Word History


Yiddish kishke gut, sausage, of Slavic origin; akin to Polish kiszka gut, sausage

First Known Use

circa 1936, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of kishke was circa 1936

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“Kishke.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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