farklempt, ferklempt, varklempt, verklemt, farklemt, ferklemt, varklemt, verklemmt
- choked up; speechless; unable to express one's feelings/emotions overly emotional
- I'm a little verklempt myself. Give me a second.
Languages of Origin
Yiddish פֿאַרקלעמט farklemt, depressed.
Who Uses This
Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
Non-Jews: (words that have spread outside of Jewish networks)
Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001)
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