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plotzed

[plotst] /plɒtst/
adjective, Slang.
1.
drunk; intoxicated.
2.
exhausted; worn out.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65, Americanism; plotz + -ed2

plotz

[plots] /plɒts/
verb (used without object), Slang.
1.
to collapse or faint, as from surprise, excitement, or exhaustion.
Origin
1940-45, Americanism; < Yiddish platsn literally, to crack, split, burst < Middle High German blatzen, platzen
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plotzed

adjective

Drunk: even smashed as you were, friend, plotzed out of your wits

[1962+; probably fr Yiddish plotzen, German platzen, ''burst, split,'' reflecting the same notion of violent destruction as smashed, bombed, etc]


plotz

verb

To burst with emotion, frustration, anger, etc: She's so stoked she could plotz

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plotzed (1967+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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