intransitive verb[no object]informal North American
Collapse or be beside oneself with frustration, annoyance, or other strong emotion.
- ‘lots of directors plotz while making their films’
- ‘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.’’
1960s from Yiddish platsen, literally ‘to burst’, from Middle High German platzen.
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