gefilte fish

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Etymology[edit]

Yiddish געפֿילטע־פֿיש (gefilte fish, stuffed fish), from געפֿילט (gefilt, stuffed), from German gefüllter (stuffed) + Fisch (fish).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡəˈfɪltə fɪʃ/

Noun[edit]

gefilte fish (uncountable)

  1. A dish of stuffed fish, or of fish cakes in broth.
    • 2011 Jan/Feb, Sally Schloss, “The Goose Girl”, Moment, volume 36, number 1, page 49: 
      Today you will shop for me. Tonight we will have gefilte fish.