Alternative Spellings

fartshoted, fertshoted, farchoted, ferchoted, fartschoted, fertschoted, fartshated, fertshated, farchated, ferchated, fartschated, fertschated, fartshotted, fertshotted, ferchotted, fartschotted, fertschotted, fartshatted, fertshatted, farchatted, ferchatted, fartschatted, fertschatted, fartshatet, farchatet, fartschatet, fartshattet, farchattet, fartschattet, farchadat, farchotted, fartshodet, fertshodet, farchodet, ferchodet, fartschodet, fertschodet, fartshadet, fertshadet, farchadet, ferchadet, fartschadet, fertschadet, fartshodat, fertshodat, farchodat, ferchodat, fartschodat, fertschodat, fartshadat, fertshadat, ferchadat, fartschadat, fertschadat


  • "Dizzy, confused, dopey, 'punchy.'" (Rosten)
  • "Having a headache." (Rosten)
  • "Smitten, charmed, beguiled." (Rosten)
  • "Surprised, stunned, shocked." (Rosten)
  • "Confused, distracted, mixed up." (JPS)
  • "confused; dazed; stunned" (Steinmetz)

Example Sentences

  • "That guy walks around all fartshadet." (Rosten)
  • "My head is really fartshadet." (Rosten)
  • "He is really fartshadet by the girls." (Rosten)
  • "When she heard the outrageous prices they were asking, she was positively fartshadet!" (Rosten)
  • "She's a little farchadat since her children bought her one of those new cell phones." (JPS)
  • "So my grandmother used to describe herself as something that sounds like 'farchotted' when she meant discombobulated, uneasy, anxious etc." (https://www.reddit.com/r/Yiddish/comments/8gagtf/is_this_a_real_word/)

Languages of Origin



פֿאַרטשאַדעט fartshadet 'dazed'

Who Uses This

Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage


North America


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).
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001)

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