• n. Cured, smoked salmon.

Example Sentences

  • "The Lowell Sun in Massachusetts, for example, carried an article in 1948 about Grossinger’s in the Catskills, reporting that, 'The bagel-and-lox crowd was in stitches.'" (Source, Marx 2017, “Eating Up: The Origins of Bagels and Lox.”)

  • "I didn’t really grow up what you would call religious, but we always had a family tradition of eating bagels with lox and cream cheese on Sundays." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish


  • לאַקס laks

    • Who Uses This

      • Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
      • Non-Jews: (words that have spread outside of Jewish networks)


      • North America
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand


      • The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003[1968]).
      • 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).

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