• n. A remote place; middle of nowhere.

Example Sentences

  • “I went from here to Hotseplots looking for you!” (NJY)

  • “They’ve sent him to a new post all the way in Hotseplots…." (NJY)

  • "And where would Jewish humor be without Yiddish? I’ll tell you where … in hotseplots!" (source)

  • "My uncle Aaron lives somewhere out in hotseplots." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish


  • האָצעפּלאָץ hotseplots 'lit. a town in Silesia'

    • Who Uses This

      • Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage


      • North America


      • The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003[1968]).

      Alternative Spellings

      Hatzeplatz, Hatseplats, Hotzeplotz


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