(redirected from Kishkes)
Also found in: Thesaurus.
Related to Kishkes: Kibbeh, zloty, kishka


also kish·ka  (kĭsh′kə)
1. Beef or chicken intestine that is stuffed with a seasoned mixture of matzo meal or flour, onion, and suet and is prepared by boiling and roasting. Also called derma, stuffed derma.
2. also kishkes Informal The abdomen or guts: The ball hit me in the kishkes.

[Yiddish, from Russian kishka, intestine; see (s)keu- in Indo-European roots.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


(Cookery) a beef or fowl intestine or skin stuffed with flour, onion, etc, and boiled and roasted
[Yiddish: gut, probably from Russian kishka]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


or kish•ka

(ˈkɪʃ kə)

n., pl. -kes or -kas.
1. a dish of beef or fowl casing stuffed as with flour, fat, and onions, and roasted.
2. kishkes, Slang. the innermost parts; guts.
[1935–40; < Yiddish < Slavic; compare Polish kiszka sausage]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kishke - (Judaism) roasted fowl intestines with a seasoned filling of matzo meal and suet
Judaism - the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud
dish - a particular item of prepared food; "she prepared a special dish for dinner"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
They also note smaller kishkes issues: Trump refused to appoint a liaison to the Jewish community, as most of his predecessors have done; he has yet to fill the position of special envoy to combat anti-Semitism, despite repeated appeals by Jewish activists; he did not host a White House Passover seder or Jewish Heritage Month reception and, in general, is not hospitable to Jewish organizational leaders.
And she'll be asking them what it's like living and working as a Jew in Hollywood, where they seek our spirituality, where they seek out Jewish delis, and how they maintain a sense of strong sense cultural identity (or don't) in a business thatwhile heavily Jewish in its history and ranks, isn't always in its kishkes.
Their European childhoods deeply steeped in old world Judaism in their kishkes, evolved into new world struggles, sorrows, and yearnings, filled with new issues, new visions, and new situations.
Though a critic of the Israeli show, Moran Sharir of the newspaper Haaretz admitted that the program had a powerful impact: using the Yiddish word for guts, he wrote that Prisoners of War "talks to the audience's kishkes." The same could be said for Homeland.
When one of his commentaries on Israel struck me in the kishkes in a good way, touching also my emotions, I somehow gathered up enough nerve to write a note to his e-mail address asking him for permission to reprint his article (at a somewhat later date) for Midstream readers worldwide.
This is shown when Manny reflects that the "high" European culture he has left behind for America does not satisfy him either: "The 9th Symphony, or Tristan, or whatever else there may be--without an ear of skin and meat they're nothing, and stuffed kishkes console the ...
The response to the above slogan was, "But in your guts, you know he's nuts." Similarly, if we have an intuition, we have a "gut feeling." My grandmother would say you know it in your kishkes (innards).
Who hasn't felt his kishkes churn when speaking in public?
Till the day she died--perhaps freeing him to start his Work, already--Proust's doting, refined Jewish mother was updated on the state of his kishkes, in clinical detail.
Having said this, though, I can only admit that the line of text burned into my memory is dialogue from the narrative itself: "Shlep nur aroys fun der fidl yidishe kishkes."