• Food, from the Yiddish for titbits or appetizers


  • noun food. In Yiddish, the noun (deriving from the verb form, itself from the German naschen) signifies a snack or tidbit eaten between meals. In English usage it has been generalised to encompass all sizes of meal.
  • noun a promiscuous and/or disreputable female. A term used by young street-gang members in London since around 2000.
  • verb to eat. The word is a later alteration of nashn, a Yiddish version of the German word naschen, meaning to snack or eat surreptitiously.