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#142840 - 05/07/05 08:23 PM Putz
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To clean. Where is the connection -- unless it is "Putzfrau," which is a bit derrogatory??


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#142841 - 05/07/05 08:57 PM Re: Putz
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AHD says it's from Yiddish pots, penis. Maybe from Polish?


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#142842 - 05/10/05 06:29 PM Re: Putz
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And I thought "Happy Days" was such a nice, clean-cut show!



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#142843 - 05/13/05 08:02 AM Re: Putz
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Honi soit qui mal y pense.


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#142844 - 05/13/05 12:56 PM Re: Putz
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What's a nice guy like you doing with a garter, dixbie?


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#142845 - 05/13/05 02:23 PM Re: Putz
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> with a garter

He's a once aknight man.


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#217100 - 06/15/14 07:03 AM Re: Putz [Re: inselpeter]
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Putz {noun}
plaster finery trappings furbelows
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#217110 - 06/15/14 11:12 AM Re: Putz [Re: Bazr]
LukeJavan8 Online   sleepy
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Thread last used in '05 ! You sure have time on your hands.
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#217113 - 06/15/14 05:28 PM Re: Putz [Re: inselpeter]
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No time like the present.

OR

Keine Zeit wie der heutigen.j


Edited by Bazr (06/15/14 05:31 PM)
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#217137 - 06/16/14 10:16 AM Re: Putz [Re: inselpeter]
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English putz /'pʌʦ/ < Yiddish פאץ (pots) 'prick (both literal and figuratively)'.

German putzen /'pʊʦən/ 'to clean; buff' < early New High German butzen 'to adorn, emblazon, decorate' < butz 'booger; burned out, glowing end of a candle-wick'.
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