shalach manoth\ˌshäˌläḵˈmȯˌnōs, -nəs\
Definition of shalach monos
1 : the exchange of gifts or the sending of gifts to the poor at the time of the Purim festival
2 : a Purim gift consisting typically of cakes, confections, fruit, wine, or money
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Origin and Etymology of shalach monos
shalach monos from Yiddish shlakh mones, from Hebrew mishlōaḥ mānōth sending of portions; shalach manoth from New Hebrew shālaḥ mānōth, alteration of Hebrews mishlōaḥ mānōth
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