farblondzhet

Alternative Spellings

farblonjet, farblondget

Definitions

  • Rosten: "Lost...mixed up, wandering about without any idea of where you are." Can refer to being physically or intellectually lost.

Example Sentences

  • "So then I ended up on Sansome Street two miles away--I was totally farblondjet!"

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

פֿאַרבלאָנדזשעט farblóndzhet, past participle of פֿאַרבלאָנדזשען farblóndzhen 'to become lost'

Who Uses This

Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003[1968]).
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).

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