lox

Pronunciations

lox (LAHX)

Definitions

  • n. Smoked salmon.

Example Sentences

  • "The salmon is perfect on its own with a bagel or cream cheese or can also be used to make the US classic lox and eggs--scrambled egg with pieces of smoked salmon in it."

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • לאַקס laks

    • Who Uses This

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

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • 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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