farkakte

Alternative Spellings

vercockte, fercockded, fakakte, farkakt, farcocked, verkakte

Definitions

  • "lousy, messed up, ridiculous" (JPS) Shitty, full of crap.

Example Sentences

  • "I'm trying not to crash the car on this farkakte highway."

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

פֿאַרקאַקט farkákt, past participle of פֿאַרקאַקן farkákn '(vulgar) to shit on'

Who Uses This

Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
Non-Jews: (words that have spread outside of Jewish networks)

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001)

Notes

Can also be used in a very literal sense to refer to one who's needed the bathroom a lot. The Yiddish adjective farkakt takes on endings depending on the number and gender of the noun; Jewish-English "farkakte" generally has -e whenever it precedes a noun.

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