schpritz, shprits, schprits, spritz, sprits
- (n., v.) spray; squirt
- 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'
Who Uses This
Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
Non-Jews: (words that have spread outside of Jewish networks)
Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage
Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
became part of general American English in the early 20th century, perhaps from Yiddish or from German
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