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fasnacht

[faws-nahk, -nahkt] /ˈfɔsˌnɑk, -ˌnɑkt/
noun, Chiefly Pennsylvania.
1.
a deep-fried raised doughnut; originally served on Shrove Tuesday as the last sweet treat before Lent.
Also, fastnacht
[fawst-nahk, -nahkt] /ˈfɔstˌnɑk, -ˌnɑkt/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of fasnacht
< Pennsylvania German; German Fastnacht; see fast2, night
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