1. a delicatessen.
|letter 11 May in Letters (1972) II 411: Come with me to Kettners’ nosh at 8.0 [OED].|
2. food, esp. a snack.
|My Dear Bella 49: ‘I’m oney taking a nosh, that’s all,’ said Jennie, hungrily eyeing the platter of salami. ‘Yeah, I know awready your noshing.’.|
|(con. 1920s) Night They Raided Minsky’s (1968) 169: They brought [...] plenty of nosherei. The standard nosh, or snack, consisted of pickle, [and] a bagel.|
|Crust on its Uppers 55: Indian nosh at a little gaff in Earl’s Court.|
|Sun. Times Mag. 12 Oct. 32: So we goes along, and has a nosh, watching this garbage.|
|He Died with His Eyes Open 75: C’n I go on with my nosh? ’m on shift at two.|
|Homeboy 295: Tell that dingbat maitre d’ to shlep over the sweet nosh wagon.|
|Dandy 18 Sept. n.p.: Get rid of your mum’s nasty nosh.|
|More Bible in Cockney 137: They’d all had a good nosh.|
|Mad mag. Apr. 31: Would you folks like a nosh?|
|Life 524: I cook [...] bangers and mash [...] or some other basic of English nosh.|
3. in attrib. use of sense 1.
|OG Dad 92: [I'm] surveying the varying nosh techniques of everyone from Macy Gray (dainty) [...] to Tim Roth (laid back).|
4. an act of fellatio.
|Awaydays 78: Sonia gets down and starts to suck me. A nosh from the Nosh Queen.|
|Outlaws (ms.) 74: Watch a film with them, get over The Montrose, just get a nosh or something and still be back before midnight.|
|Urban Grimshaw 31: Last week they had a National Blowjob Day and everyone on the patch got a nosh.|
(also nosh) a feast; a meal.
|Norman’s London (1969) 52: The first thing [...] you are going to do when you get out of the nick is get yourself a dirty great nosh-up somewhere.in Encounter Nov. in|
|Saved Scene x: I’m goin’ to have the biggest nosh-up a me life.|
|(con. 1940–50s) Spend, Spend, Spend (1978) 31: All the money that we made carolling went on having a good nosh up at Christmas.|
|Muvver Tongue 20: In recent years younger people have adopted ‘nosh’, and a meal is a ‘nosh-up’.|
|Filth 38: I’ll give the auld doll this: she always made a good nosh-up.|
|Mud Crab Boogie (2013) [ebook] They’re all leaving soon to find a cheap nosh.|