farshtunken(e)

Definitions

  • literally 'stinking' (Rosten); contemptible

Example Sentences

  • "It doesn't work because it's a farshtunkene machine, that's why!"

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • פֿאַרשטונקען farshtunken 'stinking, rotting', past participle of פֿאַרשטינקען farshtinken 'to stink'
    • 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]).
      • Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).

      Alternative Spellings

      farshtinken(e)

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