latke

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English[edit]

Latkes with apple sauce
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Etymology[edit]

From Yiddish לאַטקע (latke), from either Russian латка (latka, pastry, patch).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɑːt.ki/, /ˈlɑːt.kə/

Noun[edit]

latke (plural latkes)

  1. A pancake fried in oil, usually made from potatoes and sometimes also onions, traditionally served on Hanukkah.
    Her favorite Chanukah memories were of eating latkes and sour cream while her mother gossiped with the aunts and cousins.

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