vantz

Alternative Spellings

vontz, vants

Definitions

  • bedbug

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

װאַנץ vants 'bedbug,' pl. װאַנצן vantsn

Who Uses This

Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

Notes

Not to be confused with vontses װאָנצעס 'mustache.' One user suggests that the term has been used affectionately in Jewish English to refer to children.

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