Definition of kishke in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkiSHkə/


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


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

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