nosh

verb
\ 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.

nosh

noun

Definition of nosh (Entry 2 of 2)

: a light meal : snack

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Other Words from nosh

Verb

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 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, "Super-Constipated Florida Lizard Breaks Records With Gargantuan Poop," 6 May 2020 Head south to nosh on delectable dishes conceptualized and prepared by Curacao native, chef Heinrich Hortencia, at Shore. Essence, "Get Lost: 72 Hours in Curacao," 11 June 2020 These sweeties are also perfect on a charcuterie board to nosh on during your next Zoom happy hour. Paul Stephen, ExpressNews.com, "Alamo Gristmill’s candied jalapeños are the sweet heat for burgers, cheese and crackers, charcuterie boards and more," 22 Apr. 2020 And sometimes, vehicles hit eagles noshing on road kill. Debra Utacia Krol, azcentral, "These bald eagle nestwatchers help an imperiled species soar again over Arizona," 27 Feb. 2020 Before long, the rookie mistake had been resolved and guys were tossing footballs and frisbees, sitting in fishing boats, playing spikeball and noshing on food. oregonlive, "‘We can’: How Mitch Canham has quickly brought Oregon State baseball ‘family’ closer together," 6 Mar. 2020 So the folks in tuxes and gowns slurped chilled golden beet soup and noshed on king oyster mushrooms and wild-mushroom risotto, with nary a rubber chicken in sight. Washington Post, "Best-actor winner Joaquin Phoenix praised the vegan meal at the Golden Globes. (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)," 6 Jan. 2020 Joined by family and friends at her home in Studio City, California, Cabral and her guests noshed on citrus-poached salmon, Mexican street corn, curried cauliflower, snap-pea-edamame salad and more provided by Lemonade. Julie Jordan, PEOPLE.com, "Angelique Cabral Welcomes Son Alden Presley — and Reveals the 'Special Meaning' Behind His Name," 19 Nov. 2019 And that’s left many people asking about the benefits of simply noshing on the veg itself, rather than consuming it in liquid form. Cynthia Sass, Mph, Health.com, "Health Benefits of Celery," 12 Dec. 2019 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, "Bagels are only the beginning at Allie Boy's Bagelry & Luncheonette in the Harbor District," 1 June 2020 Here are four great options for the perfect outdoor nosh. Popular Science, "Great coolers that keep foods fresh and ready to eat," 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, "5 restaurants near San Francisco Giants spring training games at Scottsdale Stadium," 19 Feb. 2020 Soar right over it with these recipes for leading-edge noshes. WSJ, "Crunch Time: Your Super Bowl Snacking Guide," 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, "Treat Yourself to One of These Fabulous Floral Workshops," 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, BostonGlobe.com, "What do players focus on in the hours before the Super Bowl?," 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, chicagotribune.com, "Things to do in Chicago today | Nov. 26," 26 Nov. 2019 Debates on community issues take place among noshes of fruit, pastries and juice. Darcel Rockett, chicagotribune.com, "Vanessa Perry DeReef calls peace workers she trains ‘superheroes’: ‘When you come here, it recharges your cape’," 8 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of nosh

Verb

1892, in the meaning defined above

Noun

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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Last Updated

15 Aug 2020

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“Nosh.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nosh. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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nosh

verb
How to pronounce nosh (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of nosh

 (Entry 1 of 2)

informal : to eat food

nosh

noun

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

informal
US : a light meal
: a serving of food

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