farmisht

Alternative Spellings

fermished, fermisht, vermisht, vermished, farmished, famished

Definitions

  • mixed up, confused, crazy

Example Sentences

  • He was too farmisht to concentrate on anything.

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

פֿאַרמישט farmísht 'confused; mixed up', past participle of פֿאַרמישן farmíshn 'to mix'

Who Uses This

Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
Younger: Jews in their 30s or younger
Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
JPS: The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001)

Notes

See also tsemisht / tsimisht. Accented on "MISH."

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