adj. "The state of being bewildered, disoriented, discombobulated; slightly more intense than tsedrayt." (Rosten)
"In this case, Jane is more the latter—more fartootst than oysgeshpilt." (source)
Languages of Origin
Possibly from Yiddish פֿאַרטיוקן fartyukn (stun, daze, bully) or from German verdutzt (taken aback, baffled)
- Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
- Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage
- North America
- The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003).
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