shalach manoth

or sha·lach mo·nos

[ Yiddish, Ashkenazic Hebrew shah-lahkh -maw-nohs, -nuhs, shlahkh; Sephardic Hebrew shah-lahkh mah-nawt ]
/ Yiddish, Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈʃɑ lɑx ˈmɔ noʊs, -nəs, ˈʃlɑx; Sephardic Hebrew ʃɑˈlɑx mɑˈnɔt /

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.

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Origin of shalach manoth

Literally, “giving out parts”
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