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  • verb To flop down wearily.
  • verb To faint.
  • verb To fall down dead.


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From Yiddish פּלאַצן (platsn, "to split, crack, burst, explode").


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  • "Chicken salad so delicious, you could plotz."

    October 7, 2007

  • For years I thought this meant "collapse". Then I found out it meant "burst". Now I see in OED2 that it can mean "To sit down wearily; to flop; to slouch; to loaf," so I was right to begin with.

    November 15, 2008

  • Plotz: from Yiddish, meaning to drop like a stone and be really dead. That it sounds just like the English word "plots" (as in funeral plots, not as in story lines) is probably coincidental. Probably.

    July 8, 2009