oysgeputst

Pronunciations

oysgeputst (OYS-geh-PUTST) listen

Definitions

  • adj. Dressed-up, decked out in finery (Steinmetz), overembellished.

Example Sentences

  • "Her dress was a nice color, but was just too oysgeputst."

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • Yiddish אויספּוצן oysputsn 'dressing up, adorning', past tense אויסגעפּוצט oysgeputst

    • Who Uses This

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

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa

      Dictionaries

      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).

      Alternative Spellings

      oysgeputzt, oysgeputs, oysgeputz

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