Definitions

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  • n. A triangular pastry traditionally eaten on Purim.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The word then became hamantash, which sounded like "Haman's pocket."

    The Seattle Times

  • This great latke-hamantash debate, occurring every November for the past six decades, brings Nobel laureates, university presidents, and notable scholars together to debate whether the potato pancake or the triangular Purim pastry is in fact the worthier food.

    The Chicago Blog

  • Don't miss a chance to see some of the greatest minds of the century engage in fierce debate over one of the most enduring questions in human history: latke or hamantash?

    The Chicago Blog

  • Both the latke aficionado and the hamantash devotee will find this humorous collection of essays indispensable.

    The Chicago Blog

  • Both the latke aficionado and the hamantash devotee will find much to savor in this collection.

    The Chicago Blog

  • Your fragment can't stand alone grammatically; it needs a main clause to lean on: "The choice is between a hamantash and a latke, the first of which is better."

    The Chicago Blog

  • Scholars debate why a latke is better than a hamantash.

    Tablet Magazine

  • Here, Hirsh has illustrated three of little K'tonton's "big adventures" ... 1) riding on a chopping knife (narrowly escaping from being made into gefilte fish); 2) spinning on a runaway Hannukah dreidel [top]; 3) reading the Megillah after "masquerading" inside a hamantash [Purim pastry].

    Marilyn Hirsh.

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