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v. "1. To fuss or "mess around" inefficiently and inexpertly. 2. To dawdle, to waste time." (Rosten)
"This recipe involves a lot of patshke."
"She's been patshkeying around with that model airplane all day."
"The project is almost due; I can't potchkey with it any more."
“That kugel has three pages of instructions–who would ever patshke so much?” (source)
“I’m pooped from patshking all day over the shaloch manos“ (source)
“My sister, the unemployed one, she loves to patshke all day in the kitchen. Me, I have no patience.” (source)
Record a Sentence
from Yiddish פּאַטשקען patshken 'to daub, smear', פּאַטשקען זיך מיט patshken zikh mit (something) 'to bother with (something messy)' (verbal stem is פּאַטשקע patshke)
potschke, patchkey, potshke, potchke, potchkey
"In English, patshke is most often used to describe a kind of fussy, painstaking cooking..." (source)
See also patsh.
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