a pancake, often, specif., one made of grated raw potatoes
Origin of latkeYiddish ; from Russian latka, a patch
A pancake, especially one made of grated potato.
Origin of latkeYiddish, from Ukrainian oladka, from Old Russian, diminutive of olad'ya, from Greek eladia, pl. of eladion, little oily thing, diminutive of elaion, olive oil, from elaiā, olive.
From Yiddish ×œ×Ö·×˜×§×¢ (latke), from either Russian Ð»Ð°Ñ‚ÐºÐ° (latka, “pastry, patch").