v., n. Spray; squirt.
n. Soda drink.
He would shpritz the plants with water every morning before going to work.
Languages of Origin
שפּריץ shprits 'a spurt, squirt; a shower'; שפּריצן shpritsn 'to splash, sprinkle'
- Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
- Non-Jews: (words that have spread outside of Jewish networks)
- Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage
- North America
- Great Britain
- South Africa
- Australia / New Zealand
- Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
Who Uses This
schpritz, shprits, schprits, spritz, sprits
became part of general American English in the early 20th century, perhaps from Yiddish or from German
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