afi·​ko·​men | \ ˌä-fē-ˈkō-mən \
plural -s

Definition of afikomen

: 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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First Known Use of afikomen

1842, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for afikomen

Hebrew ăphīqōmān

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“Afikomen.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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