Definition of knish in English:

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Pronunciation: /knɪʃ/


A dumpling of flaky dough with a savoury filling that is baked or fried.
Example sentences
  • 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.


Yiddish, from Russian knish, knysh, denoting a kind of bun or dumpling.

Words that rhyme with knish

bish, dish, fish, Frisch, Gish, pish, squish, wish

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