mat·​zo | \ ˈmät-sə How to pronounce matzo (audio) also -(ˌ)sō \
variants: or matzoh
plural matzoth\ ˈmät-​ˌsōt How to pronounce matzo (audio) , -​ˌsōth , -​sōs \ or matzos or matzohs\ ˈmät-​səz How to pronounce matzo (audio) , -​səs also  -​ˌsōz \

Definition of matzo

1 : unleavened bread eaten especially at the Passover
2 : a wafer of matzo

Examples of matzo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Add 1 cup matzo meal to the bowl and mix it all together to combine. Chaya Rappoport, Bon Appétit, 21 Apr. 2022 No amount of planning could have solved the matzo shortage, but for many grocers and catering companies, planning far in advance has made the difference. Noah Sheidlower, NBC News, 14 Apr. 2022 Kugel is easy to make: The savory version is a combination of eggs, oil, vegetables, salt and pepper; the sweet version means sugar and, often, cinnamon instead of salt and pepper, and a starch, such as matzo, instead of vegetables. Aviya Kushner,, 20 Apr. 2022 This year, volunteers met at the Jewish Community Pantry, 2900 W. Center St., and filled bags with food items that are essential to the rituals of Passover, such as matzo, grape juice and horseradish. Sophie Carson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 15 Apr. 2022 The chef and cookbook author, who co-wrote Chrissy Teigen's cookbooks, shared an ingenious recipe on Instagram that transforms plain matzo into a sweet and crispy snack. Sabrina Weiss,, 15 Apr. 2022 During Passover, families eat symbolic foods such as matzo, or unleavened bread, as well as eggs. Saleen Martin, USA TODAY, 13 Apr. 2022 Scoop it up with extra matzo for breakfast or a midday snack. Katie Workman,, 7 Apr. 2022 By mid-February, stores across the country had already rolled out their Easter and Passover fare, offering a harvest of chocolate eggs, marshmallow bunnies, stacks of matzo and kosher cakes. Deena Yellin, USA TODAY, 28 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of matzo

1650, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for matzo

Yiddish matse, from Hebrew maṣṣāh

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“Matzo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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