farshtunken(e)

Alternative Spellings

farshtinken(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).

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