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 For now, what Philip has to nosh on rivals any personnel buffet in The League. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Chargers’ window open in 2019 NFL season; will it shut again?," 30 Aug. 2019 Grab a beer from the tap, something to nosh on from a food truck, and go hang. Gregory Thomas, SFChronicle.com, "One Day, One Place: Sacramento," 22 Aug. 2019 Folks adverse to seafood (gasp!) can nosh on North Shore roast beef sandwiches (hot or cold, $11), Boston Baked Beans (like mom used to make, with salt pork, molasses and brown sugar, for $4), or a Le Big Max burger ($10). Barbara Ellis, The Know, "Take a peek inside Maine Shack, a New England seafood spot opening Tuesday in LoHi," 26 July 2019 The rampage closely followed recent mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio, El Paso, Texas, and Gilroy, Calif., which targeted women, men and children enjoying a night out, shopping for school and noshing their way through a famous food festival. Los Angeles Times, "Two hours of terror in Orange County, with no easy answers," 9 Aug. 2019 More than 1,500 people strolled through Eastern Markets Shed 5 area noshing on burgers that ranged in toppings from a sunny side up egg to battered and fried pork belly to one topped with corned beef and cole slaw. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Top 5 burgers to try in metro Detroit this summer," 25 June 2019 Others, lured by the small of barbecue, noshed on goodies from gourmet food trucks, or treated themselves to cones from East Coast Custard. Zachary Lewis, cleveland.com, "Cleveland Orchestra relives Fourth of July with idyllic ‘Star-Spangled Spectacular’," 7 Aug. 2019 A pool party is near-strangers standing around half-naked while noshing on a menu of hot dogs, burgers and salmonella salad. Robin Givhan, Washington Post, "Pool parties are soul-crushing spectacles of half-naked strangers posing next to an artificial swamp," 5 Aug. 2019 Judging by the hashtags on his tweet, the 41-year-old actor was grazing through State Fair like everybody else, noshing on deep-fried Oreos, funnel cakes, corn dogs and cheese curds. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "'That '70s Show' actor Topher Grace hears 'Hello Wisconsin!' at State Fair," 5 Aug. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The requisite escargot did not taste fishy or rubbery - a nice buttery light nosh with garlic. Marc Bona, cleveland.com, "Edwins serves fine French dishes with a cause (review, photos)," 15 Aug. 2019 Or sit back, have a beer, hot or cold drink and a nosh. Robot Brewing Company, 2621 N. Federal Hwy., Boca Raton. Alan Goch, sun-sentinel.com, "Palm Beach South County events for Aug. 7-13," 7 Aug. 2019 When hunger calls, stop by our food truck line-up and nosh on the region’s best food trucks featuring homemade ice cream sandwiches to Mexican street corn and everything in between. baltimoresun.com, "Enter for a chance to win tickets for two to the Amps and Ales Festival at Maryland Live Sept.," 24 July 2019 Diners can enjoy a range of mealtimes, from breakfast to late-night nosh. Erin E. Williams, Twin Cities, "Stunning vistas, modern museums, quirky shops make Reno a favorite for tourists," 22 June 2019 Diners can enjoy a range of mealtimes, from breakfast to late-night nosh. Erin E. Williams, Twin Cities, "Stunning vistas, modern museums, quirky shops make Reno a favorite for tourists," 22 June 2019 For a nightcap, Martin’s bar fits the bill and for an anytime nibble and nosh, room service is available 24/7. Melanie Reffes, USA TODAY, "After Hurricane Irma, St. Martin resorts have rebuilt to become bigger and better," 2 July 2019 Diners can enjoy a range of mealtimes, from breakfast to late-night nosh. Erin E. Williams, Twin Cities, "Stunning vistas, modern museums, quirky shops make Reno a favorite for tourists," 22 June 2019 Diners can enjoy a range of mealtimes, from breakfast to late-night nosh. Erin E. Williams, Twin Cities, "Stunning vistas, modern museums, quirky shops make Reno a favorite for tourists," 22 June 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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25 Sep 2019

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The first known use of nosh was in 1873

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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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