v. "1. To split, to burst, to explode. 2. " To be aggravated beyond bearing" (Rosten) [lit. "to explode"]
"The news was so wonderful I almost plotzed when I heard it!"
Languages of Origin
Yiddish פּלאַצן platsn (inf.) 'to crack, split; (patience) give out; (plan) burst, fizzle out' (verbal stem is פּלאַץ plats)
- Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
- Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage
- North America
- The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
Who Uses This
platz, plots, plats
Often conveys a sense of completely collapsing.
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