Meaning of fasnacht

fas•nacht

Pronunciation: (fôs'näk", -näkt"), [key]
— n. Chiefly Pennsylvania.
  1. a deep-fried raised doughnut; originally served on Shrove Tuesday as the last sweet treat before Lent.
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