American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A triangular pastry with a filling such as preserves or poppy seeds.
- Yiddish המן־טאַש (haman-tash) (Wiktionary)
- Yiddish homentash : Homen, Haman + tash, pocket (from Middle High German tasche, from Old High German tasca). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The Great Latke Hamantash Debate (2006) is a collection of "scholarly" presentations on behalf of the latke, the potato pancake traditionally served during Hanukkah, and the hamantasch, the triangular filled sweet pastry associated with Purim.”
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