I. intransitive verb Etymology: Yiddish nashn, from Middle High German naschen to eat on the sly Date: 1931 to eat a snack ; munch <
noshing on pizza
nosher noun II. noun Date: 1941 a light meal ; snack

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  • nosh — (v.) 1957, from Yiddish nashn nibble, from M.H.G. naschen, from O.H.G. hnascon, nascon to nibble, from P.Gmc. * (g)naskon. Related: Noshed; noshing. Earlier as a noun (1917) meaning a restaurant, short for nosh house …   Etymology dictionary

  • nosh — nosh; nosh·er; …   English syllables

  • nosh — [n] snack bite, bite to eat*, break, goodies*, grub, light meal, midnight snack, pickings, refreshment, tidbit, tiny meal; concepts 457,459 nosh [v] snack eat between meals, munch, nibble, pick at, taste; concept 169 …   New thesaurus

  • nosh — /nosh/, Informal. v.i. 1. to snack or eat between meals. v.t. 2. to snack on: They noshed peanuts and cookies while watching television. n. 3. a snack. [1955 60; < Yiddish nashn; MHG naschen, OHG nascon to nibble, gnaw; c. Dan naske, Sw snaska] * …   Universalium

  • nosh — informal ► NOUN ▪ food. ► VERB ▪ eat enthusiastically or greedily. ORIGIN originally denoting a snack bar: from Yiddish …   English terms dictionary

  • nosh — [näsh] vt., vi. [< Yiddish < Ger naschen, to nibble, taste, akin to nagen: see GNAW] Slang to eat (a snack) n. Slang a snack nosher n …   English World dictionary

  • Nosh — Wikipedia does not have an encyclopedia article for Nosh (search results). You may want to read Wiktionary s entry on nosh instead.wiktionary:Special:Search/nosh …   Wikipedia

  • nosh — [[t]nɒ̱ʃ[/t]] noshes, noshing, noshed 1) N UNCOUNT Food can be referred to as nosh. [BRIT, INFORMAL] Fancy some nosh? Syn: grub 2) N SING A nosh is a snack or light meal. [AM, INFORMAL] 3) VERB If you nosh, you eat. [INFORMAL] She sprinkled… …   English dictionary

  • Nosh — Food. You would refer to food as nosh or you might be going out for a good nosh up, or meal! Either way if someone has just cooked you some nosh you might want to call it something else as it is not the nicest word to describe it …   The American's guide to speaking British

  • nosh — [naj] 1. n. a snack. (From German via Yiddish.) □ How about a little nosh? □ I don’t want a nosh. I need a whole meal. 2. in. to snack. □ You nosh too much. □ …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • nosh — nosh1 [ naʃ ] noun INFORMAL 1. ) singular AMERICAN a very small meal or a small amount of food that you eat between main meals 2. ) uncount BRITISH food a ) singular a meal nosh nosh 2 [ naʃ ] verb intransitive or transitive INFORMAL to eat …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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