- Rosten: "Lost...mixed up, wandering about without any idea of where you are." Can refer to being physically or intellectually lost.
- "So then I ended up on Sansome Street two miles away--I was totally farblondjet!"
Languages of Origin
פֿאַרבלאָנדזשעט farblóndzhet, past participle of פֿאַרבלאָנדזשען farblóndzhen 'to become lost'
Who Uses This
Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003).
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
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