lat·​ke ˈlät-kə How to pronounce latke (audio)

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Even Ina Garten's iconic latke recipe makes an appearance! Alesandra Dubin, Good Housekeeping, 14 Oct. 2022 The latke chaat is a hybrid of Hanukkah’s potato pancakes and India’s street food. Globe Staff,, 12 Oct. 2022 This easy Hanukkah latke recipe is best served warm. Karla Walsh, Better Homes & Gardens, 23 Sep. 2022 During Hanukkah, the deli kitchen crew revs up latke production, making thousands, according to its website. Sue Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 3 Dec. 2021 Crunchy on the outside, the pancake’s inside turns almost creamy, like a latke. Washington Post, 19 Apr. 2022 Otherwise, show support for your favorite latke topping in front of the #TeamAppleSauce or #TeamSourCream walls. Washington Post, 10 Dec. 2021 Hanukkah is in full swing and there's nothing more delicious to celebrate with than a hot and crispy latke. People Staff,, 30 Nov. 2021 Once the oil is hot (a drop of water should sizzle), drop 3 to 4 heaping tablespoons of latke batter into the skillet. People Staff,, 30 Nov. 2021 See More

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Word History


Yiddish, pancake, from Ukrainian oladka

First Known Use

1927, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of latke was in 1927

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Cite this Entry

“Latke.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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