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kishke

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Attested in English since the late 1930s, from Yiddish קישקע (kishke), from SlavicPolish kiszka, Russian кишка́ (kišká), or Ukrainian ки́шка (kýška). Ultimately from Proto-Slavic *kyša, *kyšьka (intestine, stomach). Related to Sanskrit कोष्ठ (koṣṭha, intestine) and possibly Ancient Greek κύστις (kústis, bladder).

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kishke (plural kishkes)

  1. A dish made from stuffed intestine.
  2. (informal, often in the plural) Intestines, guts.
    • 1969, Philip Roth, Portnoy's Complaint:
      Subsequently she was over the toilet all night throwing up. ‘My kishkas came out from that thing! Some practical joker!’
    Oy a broch! I was so worried! I knew something was wrong. In my kishkes, I could feel it!

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