- overdone, tacky, ostentatious, overcomplicated. "Excessively and unaesthetically decorated; overly baroque." (Rosten)
- "Those decorations weren't nice. It was just ungepatchke." or "Yeah, the recipe is good but honestly, it's ungepatchke." (30-something San Francisco Jew)
Languages of Origin
אָנגעפּאַטשקעט óngepatshket, past participle of infinitive אָנפּאַטשקען ónpatshken 'to soil, mess up; scribble'
Who Uses This
Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
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).
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