Definitions

  • n. 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." (source)

  • "'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).

      Alternative Spellings

      frahsck, frahsk, frosck, frasck, frask

Notes

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

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