One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A beef intestine stuffed with a savoury filling.
- ‘Where else can you get a latke Ruben, a side of kishke and a Dr. Brown's cream soda to wash it down?’
- ‘Remove foil and serve kishke sliced and warm.’
- ‘They include kishke (a sausage filled with a flour-and-onion stuffing) and various knaidlach - all part of the dumpling family of foods.’
- ‘He makes homemade kishke, chopped liver and herring in cream sauce.’
- ‘The cooked kishke can range in color from grey-white to brownish-orange, depending on how much paprika is used.’
- 1.1usually kishkesUS informal A person's guts.
- ‘I'm flirting my little kishkes off when the crowd starts whooping and hollering.’
- ‘This was a fight he didn't want to get into, he said, but noted that, as always, he led with ‘my head and then my heart and my kishkes.’’
- ‘And yet so much experience is from a different place, the place of the viscera, the kishkes.’
- ‘Maybe a whole wagon load out there in the rain, and on a night like this, who knows, they'll be wanting a few nips to warn their kishkes!’
- ‘Or, is the writer just subscribing to the notion that an at-home scene plays well and serves to stir the kishkes?’
Yiddish, from Polish kiszka or Ukrainian kishka.
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