lokshen

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).

      Alternative Spellings

      lockshen, luckshen, lokshn, lukshn

Notes

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

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