n. An immodest woman.
"Some people would say that a married woman who doesn't cover her hair is a pritse."
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
from פּריצה pritse, פּריצטע pritste 'landowner's wife'
- Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
- North America
- Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
Who Uses This
pritsa, pritze, pritza
Original meaning: a fine lady. Now it is generally used derogatorily to suggest that she thinks of herself as a "fine lady" but she really isn't. The male equivalent in Yiddish is poritz / porits (פּריץ porets, a gentleman, nobleman).
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