- a fool, a clueless person, someone who doesn't know what they're doing
Languages of Origin
- Likely from the Chasidish use of the phrase וְיַצְמַח פּוּרְקָנֵהּ וִיקָרֵב מְשִׁיחֵהּ v'yatzmach purkanei vikarev meshichei 'may He (G-d) cause His redemption to flourish and hasten the coming of His mashiach' in the Kaddish.
- Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
- Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage
- North America
- Originally a pejorative term for Chasidim as applied by misnagdim (Eastern European Jews who resisted the rise of Chasidism); 'yutz' may be a shortened form of 'yutzmach' .
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