Alternative Spellings

frahsck, frahsk, frosck, frasck, frask


  • 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." (
  • "'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[1968]).
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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