hamantasch

noun
ha·​man·​tasch | \ ˈhä-mən-ˌtäsh How to pronounce hamantasch (audio) , ˈhȯ-, -ˌtȯsh \
plural hamantaschen\ ˈhä-​mən-​ˌtä-​shən How to pronounce hamantaschen (audio) , ˈhȯ-​ , -​ˌtȯ-​ \

Definition of hamantasch

: a 3-cornered pastry with a filling (as of poppy seeds or prunes) traditionally eaten during the Jewish holiday Purim

First Known Use of hamantasch

1927, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hamantasch

Yiddish homentash, from Homen Haman + tash pocket, bag

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“Hamantasch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hamantasch. Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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