ponhaws

noun pon·haws \ˈpänˌhȯs, ˈpən-, -ȯz\
variants: or

ponhoss

less commonly

ponhass

or

ponhaus

or

ponhos

\ˈpänˌhȯs, ˈpən-, -ȯz\

Definition of ponhaws

plural

-es

Midland

  1. :  scrapple

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Origin and Etymology of ponhaws

Pennsylvania German pannhas, from German dialect, dish of leftovers, literally, pan hare, from German dialect panne pan + has hare, from Old High German haso; akin to Old High German pfanna pan — more at pan, hare


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