\ kə-ˈnish How to pronounce knish (audio) \

Definition of knish

: a small round or square of dough stuffed with a filling (such as potato) and baked or fried

Examples of knish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The potato knishes, the milkhiker borscht, the cheese kreplekh, the varnishkes, the pirogen, blintzes, buttermilk, and for dessert pudding and poppy cakes — the food of a Jew’s pastoral dream. Dwight Garner, New York Times, 16 Mar. 2020 Locals chat together and fill up on omelets, hot dogs, cold sandwiches and traditional Jewish fare like knishes and pastrami sandwiches. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, azcentral, 9 Jan. 2020 The evening includes such kosher hors d’oeuvres as latkes, sushi, potato knishes, egg rolls and sufganiyot. Washington Post, 23 Dec. 2019 Except for the accompanying potato knish, the only other really important question is whether to serve the dish with mustard or ketchup. Ronnie Fein,, 13 Nov. 2019 Shape the knish by lifting and pinching together the edges of the dough. Washington Post, 17 Sep. 2019 Familiar signatures include the nova salmon platter, potato knishes and cheese blintzes, along with Reuben and Rachel sandwiches and beef brisket dips. Michael Mayo,, 21 June 2019 For example, six potato knishes from Yonah Schimmel’s Knish Bakery, a famed Lower East Side shop in Manhattan, run $79—or more than $12 each. Charles Passy, WSJ, 8 Oct. 2018 There was pastrami on rye cut into quarters, spinach knishes and little black and white cookies laid out neatly on a buffet table. Elizabeth A. Harris, New York Times, 28 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of knish

1916, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for knish

Yiddish, from Polish knysz

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“Knish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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