oysgezoomt

Definitions

  • adj. Worn out, tired from too many Zoom meetings, gatherings.

Example Sentences

  • "We're all a bissel "oysgezoomt" these days" (source)

  • Can we meet by phone instead? I'm oysgezoomt.

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish
  • English

Etymology

  • Yiddish oys 'out,' ge-[stem]-t (past participle); English Zoom, a video platform

    • Who Uses This

      • Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain

      Dictionaries

      • None

      Alternative Spellings

      oisgezoomt, oysgeZoomt, oisgeZoomt

Notes

  • Jewish English neologism on analogy with Yiddish words like oysgematert and oysgemutshet, both of which mean 'exhausted'. "The earliest sighting of 'oysgezoomt' seems to be a May 1 [2020] Twitter post by Bay Area brand-consultant Nancy Friedman, who credited the coinage to her cousin." (source)

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