plotz

Alternative Spellings

plats, plots, platz

Definitions

  • "1. To split, to burst, to explode. 2. " To be aggravated beyond bearing" (Rosten) [lit. "to explode"]

Example Sentences

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

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

פּלאַצן platsn 'to crack, split; (patience) give out; (plan) burst, fizzle out' (verbal stem is פּלאַץ plats)

Who Uses This

Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).

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