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fasnacht

[ faws-nahk, -nahkt ]
/ ˈfɔsˌnɑk, -ˌnɑkt /
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noun Chiefly Pennsylvania.
a deep-fried raised doughnut; originally served on Shrove Tuesday as the last sweet treat before Lent.
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Also fast·nacht [fawst-nahk, -nahkt]. /ˈfɔstˌnɑk, -ˌnɑkt/.

Origin of fasnacht

From Pennsylvania Dutch; German Fastnacht; see fast2, night
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