nosh

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verb

noshed; noshing; noshes

intransitive verb

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

nosh

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noun

: a light meal : snack

Example Sentences

Noun I'll just have a quick nosh before we go.
Recent Examples on the Web
Verb
After partaking in all the festivities, visitors can nosh on local fare like classic lobster rolls and enjoy hearty chowders from Alisson's Restaurant. Karla Pope, Good Housekeeping, 5 Oct. 2022 Filmmaker Roger Sherman’s great documentary In Search of Israeli Cuisine, opens with Israeli/American chef Mike Solomonov sitting down at the counter of a tiny Yemenite eatery in Tel Aviv, hungry for something small to nosh on. Sylvie Bigar, Forbes, 26 Apr. 2022 Tie on a bib and get ready to nosh on crab legs, crawfish, claws, mussels, Georgia sausage, corn, egg, creole rice, mac n cheese and apple cobbler. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 10 Apr. 2022 One was a dwarf squirrel, only a few inches in length; two were opossums known to nosh on insects and fruit; another was a tamandua, a type of anteater with a vestlike patch of black fur. Katherine J. Wu, The Atlantic, 1 Apr. 2022 Whether this is clever cross-marketing or not, having a little something to nosh on while reading them certainly adds to the enjoyment. Stefanie Milligan, The Christian Science Monitor, 14 Feb. 2022 And those leftover veggies are a breeze to reheat and nosh on throughout the week. Paul Stephen, San Antonio Express-News, 4 Jan. 2022 The Chao Tôm are great snacks to nosh on, especially when dunked into Nuôc Châm. Sunset Magazine, 6 Dec. 2021 As in previous years, fans at Ford Field will be able to nosh on a feast of traditional Thanksgiving fixings while the Lions host the Chicago Bears. Sue Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 25 Nov. 2021
Noun
Along with craft suds, the 4,240-square-foot restaurant offers flatbread pizza, pretzels, salads, chicken sliders and other comfort-food nosh. Phillip Valys, sun-sentinel.com, 1 Dec. 2021 Along with craft suds, the 4,240-square-foot restaurant offers flatbread pizza, pretzels, salads, chicken sliders and other comfort-food nosh. Phillip Valys, sun-sentinel.com, 1 Dec. 2021 Along with craft suds, the 4,240-square-foot restaurant offers flatbread pizza, pretzels, salads, chicken sliders and other comfort-food nosh. Phillip Valys, sun-sentinel.com, 1 Dec. 2021 Along with craft suds, the 4,240-square-foot restaurant offers flatbread pizza, pretzels, salads, chicken sliders and other comfort-food nosh. Phillip Valys, sun-sentinel.com, 1 Dec. 2021 Along with craft suds, the 4,240-square-foot restaurant offers flatbread pizza, pretzels, salads, chicken sliders and other comfort-food nosh. Phillip Valys, sun-sentinel.com, 23 Nov. 2021 Along with craft suds, the 4,240-square-foot restaurant offers flatbread pizza, pretzels, salads, chicken sliders and other comfort-food nosh. Phillip Valys, sun-sentinel.com, 17 Nov. 2021 Along with craft suds, the 4,240-square-foot restaurant offers flatbread pizza, pretzels, salads, chicken sliders and other comfort-food nosh. Phillip Valys, sun-sentinel.com, 3 Nov. 2021 Along with craft suds, the 4,240-square-foot restaurant offers flatbread pizza, pretzels, salads, chicken sliders and other comfort-food nosh. Phillip Valys, sun-sentinel.com, 20 Oct. 2021 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Verb and Noun

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

First Known Use

Verb

1892, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1873, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nosh was in 1873

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Cite this Entry

“Nosh.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nosh. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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