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noshed; noshing; noshes

intransitive verb

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


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: a light meal : snack

Examples of nosh in a Sentence

Noun I'll just have a quick nosh before we go.
Recent Examples on the Web
However, as Blackball and Holland noshed on In-N-Out after the session, the singer warned his pal, who was working at a box manufacturer at the time, that there were no guarantees that his line (and brush with stardom) would make the final cut. Daniel Kohn, Los Angeles Times, 8 Apr. 2024 Servers passed around trays of In-N-Out burgers, which Rita Moreno delighted in while holding court on one of the many plush couches stationed throughout the party to nosh on her burger. Alli Rosenbloom, CNN, 11 Mar. 2024 The guests who noshed on Thomas’ roast beef and guzzled his liquor suddenly are a lot less convivial. Daniel D'addario, Variety, 19 Mar. 2024 Despite their early practice of noshing on Phil’s family, the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club avers that there has only been one Phil since 1886. Wire Service, The Mercury News, 2 Feb. 2024 People leaned on white-tiled counters while noshing on their tacos. Gustavo Arellano, Los Angeles Times, 14 Mar. 2024 But that popular fancy dining, drinking and noshing under the sun or night lights habit on Ocean Drive is not to be for the next two weekends. Howard Cohen, Miami Herald, 7 Mar. 2024 Toronto Blue Jays: C Like noshing on appetizers without ever getting to the main course. Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, 22 Feb. 2024 Much like a school field trip, the Spirit Awards served up a boxed lunch for guests to nosh on during the show. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, 26 Feb. 2024
Grab a seat in the main dining room enveloped in a happy green, or the courtyard fixed with dangling orchids to nosh on an array of soups, salads and sandwiches. Angela Caraway-Carlton, Miami Herald, 16 Apr. 2024 Dogs aren’t the only ones tempted to nosh on cicadas; people have eaten them for thousands of years. Kate Golembiewski, CNN, 10 Apr. 2024 The Perfect Snacking for the Masters The nosh of choice for the Super Bowl is wings. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, 27 Mar. 2024 Sussman takes care of that with intriguing salads, appetizers and dips to nosh on. Caron Golden, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Jan. 2024 Special to the Courier Journal It has been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day — and Breakfast AF is serving morning nosh seven days a week. Lennie Omalza, The Courier-Journal, 23 Jan. 2024 Try a spicy strawberry cream margarita or raspberry cucumber fizz and nosh on small plates, burgers, or flatbreads. Shawndra Russell, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 Fortunately, Ranchos Cocina gives every table complimentary chips and salsa for some extra nosh. Carlos Rico, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Jan. 2024 Kirsch suggests an apple with nut butter or a banana, reserving heartier meals for your post-workout nosh. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, 9 Jan. 2024

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Word History


Verb and Noun

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

First Known Use


1892, in the meaning defined above


1873, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nosh was in 1873

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“Nosh.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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