verb (used without object)
- to snack or eat between meals.
verb (used with object)
- to snack on: They noshed peanuts and cookies while watching television.
- a snack.
- food or a meal
- to eat
v.1957, from Yiddish nashn “nibble,” from Middle High German naschen, from Old High German hnascon, nascon “to nibble,” from Proto-Germanic *(g)naskon. Related: Noshed; noshing. Earlier as a noun (1917) meaning “a restaurant,” short for nosh-house.