or sha·lach mo·nos
[Yiddish, Ashkenazic Hebrew shah-lahkh maw-nohs, -nuh s, shlahkh; Sephardic Hebrew shah-lahkh mah-nawt]
noun Yiddish and Hebrew.
the practice of giving gifts to one another or to the needy on Purim.
any such gift, as cake, fruit, or money for charity.
Origin of shalach manoth
literally, giving out parts
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