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Thread #165466 Message #3969435
Posted By: Joe Offer
02-Jan-19 - 03:35 PM
Thread Name: 'Backfisch' -- was ist das ?
Subject: RE: 'Backfisch' -- was ist das ?
Gee, Merriam-Webster has it listed as a valid English word, derived from the German. I'll have to make use of it the next time I play Scrabble.
Wiktionary also has a listing for it as an english word borrowed from the German.
Definition is as above, a teenage or late adolescent girl. I suppose it's at least a bit sexist and not appropriate in our enlightened times. I won't be adding it to my vocabulary.