intransitive verb[no object]informal North American
Be strongly affected with frustration, excitement, or other strong emotion.
- ‘lots of directors plotz while making their films’
- ‘an egg salad recipe so good you'll plotz’
- ‘I mean, for real - doesn't this just make you plotz?’
- ‘Mom's about to plotz and I really don't need to hear any more about how you're abandoning them.’
- ‘‘When I found out, when she had graduated from college, I just about plotzed.’’
1920s from Yiddish platsn ‘crack, split’, from Middle High German platzen ‘to burst’.
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