knish

noun
\kə-ˈnish \

Definition of knish 

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

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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, "Displaced by Storm, Puerto Rican Students Land in New York," 28 Jan. 2018 Located in the former Brooklyn Water Bagel Co. space at the Hooks Village complex, the Essen Room is fueled by good old-fashioned values, starting with the onsite cooking of such deli staples as knishes, kreplach and kugel. Tim Smith, baltimoresun.com, "Essen Room in Pikesville serves up abundance of traditional deli fare," 10 Jan. 2018 As the deli lights at Katz’s dimmed, noted guests, many who have been profiled by the magazine — Eliot Spitzer, Lena Waithe, Zachary Quinto, Jim Gaffigan, and Don Lemon — noshed knishes and rugalach. Katie Van Syckle, The Cut, "New York Magazine’s 50th Anniversary Celebration," 25 Oct. 2017 Side dishes include potato knishes (brought in from the Bronx), spud salad, coleslaw, garlic sour pickles and zesty Israeli salad with tomato, onion, cucumber, parsley and lemon. James Patrick Kelly, idahostatesman, "Treat Dad on Sunday; Deli Days ends Friday," 15 June 2017 Early birds can attend the opening reception for the space’s two art galleries at 6:30 p.m., with complimentary wine and cheese plus kosher knishes from Schmoozers Catering. James Hebert, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Hershey Felder coming back to SD Rep for Jewish arts fest," 8 June 2017 Other items on the festival menu are pomegranate chicken, kugel, majadrah, salads, knish, latkes and challah. Pam Kragen, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Jewish fest's head chef cooks from the heart," 5 May 2017

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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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