Definition of kishke in English:



  • 1A beef intestine stuffed with a seasoned filling.

    • ‘The cooked kishke can range in color from grey-white to brownish-orange, depending on how much paprika is used.’
    • ‘Remove foil and serve kishke sliced and warm.’
    • ‘He makes homemade kishke, chopped liver and herring in cream sauce.’
    • ‘Where else can you get a latke Ruben, a side of kishke and a Dr. Brown's cream soda to wash it down?’
    • ‘They include kishke (a sausage filled with a flour-and-onion stuffing) and various knaidlach - all part of the dumpling family of foods.’
    1. 1.1US informal A person's guts.
      • ‘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?’
      • ‘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.’’
      • ‘I'm flirting my little kishkes off when the crowd starts whooping and hollering.’
      • ‘And yet so much experience is from a different place, the place of the viscera, the kishkes.’


Mid 20th century: Yiddish, from Polish kiszka or Ukrainian kishka.