fartootst

Definitions

  • adj. "The state of being bewildered, disoriented, discombobulated; slightly more intense than tsedrayt." (Rosten)

Example Sentences

  • "In this case, Jane is more the latter—more fartootst than oysgeshpilt." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish
  • German

Etymology

  • Possibly from Yiddish פֿאַרטיוקן fartyukn (stun, daze, bully) or from German verdutzt (taken aback, baffled)

    • Who Uses This

      • Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003[1968]).

      Alternative Spellings

      fartutst, fertootst

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