noun Etymology: Yiddish, pancake, from Ukrainian oladka Date: 1927 potato pancake

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  • latke — pancake made with grated potatoes, 1927, from Yiddish, from Rus. latka pastry, said to mean lit. a patch, but by Watkins traced to Gk. elaia olive …   Etymology dictionary

  • latke — [lät′kə] n. [Yiddish < Russ latka, a patch] a pancake, often, specif., one made of grated raw potatoes …   English World dictionary

  • latke — UK [ˈlætkə] / US [ˈlɑtkə] noun [countable] Word forms latke : singular latke plural latkes a traditional Jewish pancake made with potatoes …   English dictionary

  • Latke — Galette de pommes de terre Latkes en train de frire. Ceux ci ont été faits à partir de pommes de terre pelées dans la longueur. La galette de pommes de terre est une préparation culinaire à base de copeaux de pommes de terre, d œufs et de copeaux …   Wikipédia en Français

  • latke — /laht keuh/, n. Jewish Cookery. a pancake, esp. one made of grated potato. [1925 30; < Yiddish < East Slavic; cf. Byelorussian (g)latka, dial. form of aladka kind of pancake, ORuss oladiya (Russ olád ya), prob. < Gk elá(i)dion, deriv. of élaion… …   Universalium

  • latke — noun A pancake fried in oil, usually made from potatoes and sometimes also onions. Her favorite Chanukah memories were of eating latkes and sour cream while her mother gossiped with the aunts and cousins …   Wiktionary

  • latke — lat|ke [ latkə ] noun count a traditional Jewish PANCAKE made with potatoes …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • latke — [ lʌtkə] noun (in Jewish cookery) a pancake, especially one made with grated potato. Origin from Yiddish …   English new terms dictionary

  • latke — noun (C) a Jewish food like a round flat pancake made from raw potato …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • latke — lat·ke …   English syllables

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