- Kloss (Switzerland, Liechtenstein, often also Luxembourg, South Tyrol)
From Old High German klōz, from Proto-Germanic *klautaz, ablaut form of Proto-Germanic *klūtaz, from Proto-Indo-European *glūdos. Related to Middle Low German klōt, Old Norse klútr (“kerchief”) (whence Danish klud), English clout, dialectal Russian глуда (gluda). Doublet of Cloud. More at cleat.
- thickish lump
- (cooking, especially northern and central Germany) dumpling
- Synonym: Knödel
- (informal, offensive) fatso; overweight person
- Polish: kluska
- “Kloß” in Duden online