frahsck, frahsk, frosck, frasck, frask
- a slap
- 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
פֿראַסק frask 'slap'
Who Uses This
Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage
North America, Great Britain
The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003).
Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
Often part of the phrase פֿראַסק אין פּיסק frask in pisk 'slap in the face' (lit. mouth).
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