Definition of plotz in English:


Pronunciation /pläts/ /plɑts/

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’.