n. A fool, an ass, a jerk.
v. (putz around) To waste time, fool around.
"I can't believe you lost the game, you putz!"
"I putzed around the house last night, not accomplishing much."
Languages of Origin
פּאָץ pots '(vulgar) penis; fool'
- Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
- Non-Jews: (words that have spread outside of Jewish networks)
- North America
- Great Britain
- South Africa
- 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
pots, puts, potz, putz around
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