• n. A sausage made of meat, flour, and spices stuffed in intestine casing and baked.

  • n. A water hose.

  • n. Intestines, gut.

Example Sentences

  • "Dovid makes cholent with kishkas!"

  • “His accusation hit me right in the kishke.” (NJY)

  • “I laughed until my kishkes were sore.” (NJY)

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish


  • קישקע kishke

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
      • Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage


      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa


      • 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



  • Plural kishkas / kishkes.

    See also kishkas.

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