- "A punch, a strong blow; a setback" (JPS)
- "A strong blow or punch" (Rosten)
- "punch; bump; slam" (Steinmetz)
- "He gave me a zets I'll never forget!" (Rosten)
- "Breaking her hip was a zetz she didn't need." (JPS)
- "Don't make me give you a zetz!" (https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Zetz)
Languages of Origin
זעטס zets 'punch, blow'
Who Uses This
Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage
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).
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001)
"Old-fashioned usage" (JPS).
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