kishkas

Alternative Spellings

kishkes

Definitions

  • Intestines

Example Sentences

  • "Something's wrong--I feel it in my kishkes."

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

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

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

JPS: The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).

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