[ pahn-hahs ]

nounChiefly Pennsylvania.

Origin of pannhas

From Pennsylvania Dutch pannhâs, equivalent to pann pan1 + hâs “rabbit, hare; ” originally a jocular word, in dialects of the Rhenish Palatinate, for dishes made from scraps or broth mixed with a grain; compare German falscher Hase “minced meat,” literally, “false hare”
  • Also pan·hoss [pahn-hos] /ˈpɑn hɒs/ .

Words Nearby pannhas Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024