farmisht

Pronunciations

farmisht (far-MISHT)

Definitions

  • adj. Mixed up, confused, crazy.

  • adj. Stressed out, overly concerned, worked up.

Example Sentences

  • "He was too farmisht to concentrate on anything."

  • "Why are you so farmisht? Don't get so farmisht about everything."

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • פֿאַרמישט farmísht 'confused; mixed up', past participle of פֿאַרמישן farmíshn 'to mix'

    • Who Uses This

      • Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
      • Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
      • Younger: Jews in their 30s or younger
      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).

      Alternative Spellings

      famished, farmished, vermished, vermisht, fermisht, fermished, vermischt, varmischt

Notes

  • See also tsemisht.

    Accented on "MISHT."

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