farblondzhet

Pronunciations

farblunjet (fer-BLUN-jit)

Definitions

  • adj. 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).

      Alternative Spellings

      farblonjet, farblondget

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