- to snack or eat; a snack
- "While waiting for the class to start, Bill noshed on some chips."
Languages of Origin
נאַשן nashn 'nibble (on); eat (sweets)' (verbal stem is נאַש nash)
Who Uses This
Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
Non-Jews: (words that have spread outside of Jewish networks)
The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003).
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).
Usually refers to excessive or unhealthy eating
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