n. Buckwheat groats, commonly served with bowtie noodles ('kasha varnishkes'); porridge.
Do you want kasha or rice with dinner?
Languages of Origin
- Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
- Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage
- Ethnic: Jews whose Jewish identity is primarily ethnic
- Great Britain
- South Africa
- The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003).
- 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).
Who Uses This
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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