plural -s
: 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

Word History


Hebrew ăphīqōmān

First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of afikomen was in 1842

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“Afikomen.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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