fastnacht

fasnacht

[faws-nahk, -nahkt]
noun Chiefly Pennsylvania.
a deep-fried raised doughnut; originally served on Shrove Tuesday as the last sweet treat before Lent.
Also, fastnacht [fawst-nahk, -nahkt] .


Origin:
< Pennsylvania German; German Fastnacht; see fast2, night

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