- to give a light slap
- a smack (playful)
- "Shira, if you don't stop it, you're going to get a patch!"
- "With that behavior, you're asking for a potch on the toches!"
- "His son wouldn't listen so the father gave him a little pach on tuchas."
Languages of Origin
- פּאַטשן patshn 'to smack, slap' (verbal stem is פּאַטש patsh)
- Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
- Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
- North America
- The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003).
- Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
- The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
Who Uses This
potsh, patch, potch, pach, poch
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