shalach manoth

shalach manoth

[Yiddish, Ashkenazic Hebrew shah-lahkh maw-nohs, -nuhs, shlahkh; Sephardic Hebrew shah-lahkh mah-nawt]
Yiddish and hebrew.
1.
the practice of giving gifts to one another or to the needy on Purim.
2.
any such gift, as cake, fruit, or money for charity.
Also, shalach monos.


Origin:
literally, giving out parts

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