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A piece of dough stuffed with potato, meat, or cheese and baked or fried.
[Yiddish, from Ukrainian knysh and Polish, knysz (Ukranian, from Polish) : dialectal Polish kien, kn-, trunk, stump, bole (akin to Lithuanian kunas, body) + Polish -ysz, n. suff.]
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(Cookery) a piece of dough stuffed with potato, meat, or some other filling and baked or fried
[Yiddish, from Russian knysh cake; compare Polish knysz]
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a baked turnover filled usu. with potatoes, kasha, or meat.
[1925–30; < Yiddish < Polish knysz]
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|Noun||1.||knish - (Yiddish) a baked or fried turnover filled with potato or meat or cheese; often eaten as a snack|
Yiddish - a dialect of High German including some Hebrew and other words; spoken in Europe as a vernacular by many Jews; written in the Hebrew script
turnover - a dish made by folding a piece of pastry over a filling
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