Definition of verklempt in English:

verklempt

adjective

informal North American
  • Overcome with emotion.

    • ‘she was all verklempt earlier this week over her latest split from her husband’
    overwhelmed, emotional, moved, affected, struck, choky, speechless, at a loss for words, shaken, disturbed

Pronunciation

verklempt

/fərˈklemt/ /fərˈklɛmt/

Origin

From Yiddish farklempt, from German verklemmt, literally ‘pinched, squeezed’.