Plotz

Part of Speech

verb

Definition

to collapse or faint, as from surprise, excitement, or exhaustion

Origin + Etymology

1960s; German

from Yiddish platsen, literally ‘to burst’, from Middle High German platzen

Synonyms

  • collapse
  • faint

Antonyms

  • stand

Example

The woman was known to plotz periodically at work when she was sleep-deprived.

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