latka

Pronunciations

Definitions

  • n. "A potato pancake [fried in oil traditionally eaten on Chanukah.]" (Rosten)

Example Sentences

  • "I am a latke and I am waiting for Hannukah to come." - Debbie Friedman

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • לאַטקע latke

    • Who Uses This

      • Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
      • Non-Jews: (words that have spread outside of Jewish networks)
      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      Dictionaries

      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
      • Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

      Alternative Spellings

      latkey, latkah, latke

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