v. To split, to burst, to explode.
v. To be extremely aggravated.
n. A seat, place.
"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 פּלאַצן platsn (inf.) 'to crack, split; (patience) give out; (plan) burst, fizzle out' (verbal stem is פּלאַץ plats)
- 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).
- The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
Who Uses This
platz, plots, plats
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