kishka

Pronunciations

kishka (KISH-kuh)

Definitions

  • n. "Stuffed derma: a sausagelike comestible of meat, flour, and spices stuffed into intestine casing and baked." (Rosten)

Example Sentences

  • "Dovid makes cholent with kishkas!"

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • 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

      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

      kishke

Notes

  • Plural kishkas / kishkes.

    See also kishkas.

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