From Yiddish נאַשן (nashn), from Middle High German naschen (“nibble”) (which is also the parent of German naschen), from Old High German naskōn (“to nibble; parasite”), from Proto-West Germanic *hnaskwōn (“to weaken; make soft; tenderise”). Doublet of nesh.
- (slang, intransitive, usually with on) To eat a snack or light meal.
- They were noshing on fruit.
- (Polari) To perform fellatio (on); to blow.