noun afi·ko·men \ˌä-fē-ˈkō-mən\

Definition of afikomen



  1. :  a piece broken from the middle one of the three matzoth used by Jews at the Passover Seder service and set aside to be eaten at the end of the meal

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Origin and Etymology of afikomen

Hebrew ăphīqōmān

First Known Use: 1842

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to cast off or become cast off

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