• adj. "Excessively and unaesthetically decorated; overly baroque." (Rosten)

  • adj. Overly elaborate, excessively decorated, slapped together senselessly, overdone, tacky, ostentatious, overcomplicated.

Example Sentences

  • "The lampshade was a nice color but too ongepatchke for the room."

  • "She preferred a plain china pattern but the one the saleslady showed her was angepatchkit."

  • "Those decorations weren't nice. It was just ungepatchke."

  • "Yeah, the recipe is good but honestly, it's ungepatchke." (30-something San Francisco Jew)

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish


  • אָנגעפּאַטשקעט óngepatshket, past participle of infinitive אָנפּאַטשקען ónpatshken 'to soil, mess up; scribble'

    • Who Uses This

      • Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage
      • Ethnic: Jews whose Jewish identity is primarily ethnic


      • North America


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

      ahngepatshkeyed, ahngepatshkit, ahngepatshky, ahngepatshkey, ahngepatshket, ahngepatshke, ahngepatchky, ahngepatchkit, ahngepatchkeyed, ahngepatchkey, ahngepatchket, ahngepatchke, ahngepotchke, ahngepotchket, ahngepotchkey, ahngepotchkeyed, ahngepotchkit, ahngepotchky, ahngepotshke, ahngepotshket, ahngepotshkey, ahngepotshkeyed, ahngepotshkit, ahngepotshky, angepatchke, angepatchket, angepatchkey, angepatchkeyed, angepatchkit, angepatchky, angepatshke, angepatshket, angepatshkey, angepatshkeyed, angepatshkit, angepatshky, angepotchke, angepotchket, angepotchkey, angepotchkeyed, angepotchkit, angepotchky, angepotshke, angepotshket, angepotshkey, angepotshkeyed, angepotshkit, angepotshky, ongepatchke, ongepatchket, ongepatchkey, ongepatchkeyed, ongepatchkit, ongepatchky, ongepatshke, ongepatshket, ongepatshkey, ongepatshkeyed, ongepatshkit, ongepatshky, ongepotchke, ongepotchkey, ongepotchkeyed, ongepotchkit, ongepotchky, ongepotshke, ongepotshket, ongepotshkey, ongepotshkeyed, ongepotshkit, ongepotshky, ungepatchke, ungepatchket, ungepatchkey, ungepatchkeyed, ungepatchkit, ungepatchky, ungepatshke, ungepatshket, ungepatshkey, ungepatshkeyed, ungepatshkit, ungepatshky, ungepotchke, ungepotchket, ungepotchkey, ungepotchkeyed, ungepotchkit, ungepotchky, ungepotshke, ungepotshket, ungepotshkey, ungepotshkeyed, ungepotshkit, ungepotshky


  • Accents on first and third syllable: AWN-ge-PATCH-kit.

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