• adj. Dazed, bewildered.

  • adj. Unkempt.

  • adj. Disorganized, flighty.

Example Sentences

  • “He awoke lying on the ground, looking tzufloigen and moaning in agony.” (Weiser)

  • “After two hours of tennis, he stood drinking a soda and looking totally tzufloigen.” (Weiser)

  • “He's so tzufloigen, I'm surprised he remembers to get dressed every morning.” (Weiser)

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish


  • צעפֿלױגן tsefloygn 'distracted'

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)


      • North America


      • Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).

      Alternative Spellings

      tzufloygen, tsufloigen, tsufloygen, tzufloigene, tzufloygene, tsufloigene, tsufloygene

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