frosk

Alternative Spellings

frahsck, frahsk, frosck, frasck, frask

Definitions

  • a slap

Example Sentences

  • Yankel gave Mendy such a frosk in pisk that he fell backwards.
  • "I never learned, until it was too late for practical use, that one could offer to give someone a frosk in the kisser." (https://www.clevelandjewishnews.com/features/religious_life/yiddish/yiddish-vinkl/article_528b3386-1f54-11e9-86b4-df4f6adbd7ea.html)
  • "'My father was so mad yesterday,' said little Morris, 'that five separate times he wanted to give me a frask.'" (Rosten)

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

פֿראַסק frask 'slap'

Who Uses This

Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage

Regions

North America, Great Britain

Dictionaries

The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003[1968]).
Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).

Notes

Often part of the phrase פֿראַסק אין פּיסק frask in pisk 'slap in the face' (lit. mouth).

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