One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A dumpling of flaky dough with a savoury filling that is baked or fried.
- ‘The folded pizza slice, the hot dog and the crusty knish have a built-in mobility that lets hungry New Yorkers eat on the street.’
- ‘Why do you think politicians go around munching on pizzas, knishes and egg rolls on the campaign trail?’
- ‘This means that of an evening I can choose to eat Cuban-Chinese nosh, a Polish dumpling or a Jewish knish.’
- ‘We unload more dishes, set the table for yet another feast: salmon, sable fish, bagels, antipasto, knishes, chopped liver… well, you get the picture.’
- ‘In the window, right before one's very eyes, one could feast on the vision of hot dogs and knishes sizzling on the grill.’
Yiddish, from Russian knish, knysh, denoting a kind of bun or dumpling.
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