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Definition of "latke" []

  • A pancake, especially one made of grated potato. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "latke" in a sentence
  • "No matter how you spell it, latke is Yiddish for fried pancakes, typically of the potato variety."
  • "There is another variable in latke preparation: oxidation."
  • "The word latke derives from Yiddish, the Jewish language spoken by East European Jews."