- Intestines, gut
- "Something's wrong--I feel it in my kishkes."
Languages of Origin
קישקעס kishkes 'innards' (singular קישקע kishke 'gut, intestine')
Who Uses This
Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001)
See kishke / kishka for the food.
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