ongepatchky (AWN-ge-PATSH-key) listen
ongepotchket (ON-ge-POTSH-ket) listen
ungepatchke (UNG-guh-PAHTCH-kuh) listen


  • adj. Thrown together, not matching, slapped together senselessly, tacky, ostentatious.

  • adj. Disorganized, cluttered.

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."

  • “She wore her new diamond earrings, a necklace, bracelet, two rings, and a brooch. Oy, was she ongepatshket.” (NJY)

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish


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

    • Who Uses This

      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage


      • North America
      • Great Britain


      • 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

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