kasha

Pronunciations

Definitions

  • n. Buckwheat groats, commonly served with bowtie noodles ('kasha varnishkes'); porridge.

Example Sentences

  • Do you want kasha or rice with dinner?

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • קאַשע kashe

    • Who Uses This

      • Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage
      • Ethnic: Jews whose Jewish identity is primarily ethnic

      Regions

      • Great Britain
      • South Africa

      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

      kashe

Notes

  • A word used in many Slavic languages (and cuisines). Not to be confused with kasha קשיא 'a tough, perplexing question,' which is pronounced the same way.

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