• adj. Confused, bewildered.

Example Sentences

  • “I’ve never been so tsetumlt in my life.” (NJY)

  • "That’s a bisel tsetumlt, but what it seems to say is that a candidate who’s currently, shall we say, partaking in certain cannabis-related activities in accordance with state law, won’t automatically be disqualified from a job with the ATF." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish


  • צעטומלט tsetumlt

    • 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]).
      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).

      Alternative Spellings

      tsetummelt, tsetumelt, tzetumlt, tzetummelt, tzetumelt, tsutumlt, tsutummelt, tsutumelt, tzutumlt, tzutummelt, tzutumelt


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