lokshen

Alternative Spellings

lockshen, luckshen, lokshn, lukshn

Definitions

  • noodles

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

לאָקשן lokshn (sing. לאָקש loksh)

Who Uses This

Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003[1968]).
Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

Notes

Often used in the phrase "lokshen kugel" (noodle pudding)

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