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fritz

[frits] /frɪts/ Informal.
Verb phrases
1.
fritz out, to become inoperable.
Idioms
2.
on the fritz, not in working order:
Our TV went on the fritz last night.
Origin of fritz
1900-1905
1900-05; of obscure origin

Fritz

[frits] /frɪts/
noun
1.
Older Slang: Sometimes Offensive. a German, especially a German soldier.
2.
a male given name.
Origin
1910-15; < German; common nickname for Friedrich
Usage note
Fritz was a nickname used by Allied soldiers for a German soldier during World War I and II.

Mondale

[mon-deyl] /ˈmɒnˌdeɪl/
noun
1.
Walter Frederick ("Fritz") born 1928, U.S. politician: senator 1965–77; vice president 1977–81.
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Mondale

/ˈmɒnˌdeɪl/
noun
1.
Walter (Frederick). born 1928, US Democratic politician; vice president of the US (1977–81)
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Word Origin and History for fritz

Fritz

German familiar form of masc. proper name Friedrich; as a characteristic name for a German, from 1883, especially in World War I. On the fritz "inoperative" (1903) is American English slang, of unknown origin. Earliest references suggest a theatrical origin.

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fritz

verb

To make something inoperative; put out of working order: Lightning hit some wires and fritzed the generator (1903+)

Related Terms

on the blink

Fritz

noun

A German, esp a German soldier; kraut (1883+)

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