\ ˈnäsh How to pronounce nosh (audio) \
noshed; noshing; noshes

Definition of nosh

 (Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to eat a snack : munch noshing on pizza We noshed at the amusement park.



Definition of nosh (Entry 2 of 2)

: a light meal : snack

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Other Words from nosh


nosher noun

Examples of nosh in a Sentence

Noun I'll just have a quick nosh before we go.
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Arriving early also gives you a chance to nosh on the charcuterie offerings that are part of the experience. Matthew J. Palm,, 11 Aug. 2021 The little boy uses his hands to nosh on his lunch of what appears to be noodles, shrimp, carrots and peas. Georgia Slater,, 2 Aug. 2021 There won't be pyrotechnics this weekend, but eventgoers can nosh on everything from the treasured Sweet Martha's Cookies to tacos to iconic Pronto Pups. Tim Harlow, Star Tribune, 26 May 2021 And gluttonous rat maidens may happily nosh on the pups themselves. Dina Litovsky, Smithsonian Magazine, 22 Apr. 2021 But mounting evidence suggests that at least one group of organisms might nosh on nutrient-rich viruses: protists, microscopic and often single-celled organisms that scientists have struggled to place on the tree of life. Katherine J. Wu New York Times, Star Tribune, 24 Sep. 2020 Now the invasive, omnivorous reptiles will nosh on just about anything, laying waste to everything from bugs to bits of human refuse. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian Magazine, 6 May 2020 Head south to nosh on delectable dishes conceptualized and prepared by Curacao native, chef Heinrich Hortencia, at Shore. Essence, 11 June 2020 These sweeties are also perfect on a charcuterie board to nosh on during your next Zoom happy hour. Paul Stephen,, 22 Apr. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Don't miss the thoughtful, delicious menu items the luncheonette calls noshes, like the house's sturdy salt-and-vinegar potato chips ($7) and dip — crème fraîche topped with lemony salsa verde and trout roe. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 1 June 2020 Here are four great options for the perfect outdoor nosh. Popular Science, 15 May 2020 Build your own flight with 2-ounce pours of select wines and nosh on small plates of cheese and charcuterie, paninis and salads. azcentral, 19 Feb. 2020 Soar right over it with these recipes for leading-edge noshes. WSJ, 24 Jan. 2020 Students will sip champagne, nosh on cake and snacks, and learn the basic elements of floral design, including mechanics, color theory, and placement. Dakota Kim, Sunset Magazine, 10 Feb. 2020 After deciding to grab the early bus to the stadium for Super Bowl XXXVIII, Kinchen sat down for some nosh. Jim Mcbride,, 1 Feb. 2020 Grab some nosh and wet your whistle with 1/2 Off Pizzas, $3 Drafts, $5 Labatts or PBR Pitchers $3 Brauer House Specialty Shots. Holly Baumbach,, 26 Nov. 2019 Debates on community issues take place among noshes of fruit, pastries and juice. Darcel Rockett,, 8 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of nosh


1892, in the meaning defined above


1873, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nosh

Verb and Noun

Yiddish nashn, from Middle High German naschen to eat on the sly

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nosey parker


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16 Aug 2021

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“Nosh.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of nosh

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to eat food



English Language Learners Definition of nosh (Entry 2 of 2)

: a light meal : snack
: food
: a serving of food : meal

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