• v. To split, to burst, to explode.

  • v. To be extremely aggravated.

  • n. A seat, place.

Example Sentences

  • "The news was so wonderful I almost plotzed when I heard it!"

  • "Save me a platz!"

  • “From so much pleasure, one could plotz!" (NJY)

  • “His heart will plotz from such suffering.” (NJY)

  • “Is he a comedian? Why, the whole theater plotzed!” (NJY)

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish


  • Yiddish פּלאַצן platsn 'to crack, split; (patience) give out; (plan) burst, fizzle out'

    • Who Uses This

      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage


      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand


      • The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003[1968]).
      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).

      Alternative Spellings

      platz, plots, plats

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