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shalach manoth

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