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fasnacht

[ faws-nahk, -nahkt ]

noun

, Chiefly Pennsylvania.
  1. a deep-fried raised doughnut; originally served on Shrove Tuesday as the last sweet treat before Lent.


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Origin of fasnacht1

From Pennsylvania Dutch; German Fastnacht; fast 2, night

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