Definitions

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  • adj. shitty, crappy

Etymologies

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From Yiddish

Examples

  • Having just finished Bank Failures, I am able to share the wisdom that one of the reasons the Canadian banking system is stable and reliable, while the U.S. banking, savings & loan, credit union and other financial services corporation system is, how do they say in Yiddish - verkakte - is that the Canadians originally based their banking system on Scottish banking, while the U.S. chose as its model that which was used by those who so recently had put their leather boot upon their necks, the employers of the infernal Hessians . . . yes, the banking system known and loved by "Mad King George."

    U.S. Banking System: Kaput?

  • A variant spelling of verkakte, which is the correct spelling of the Yiddish word.

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  • Crowe, not yet Russell Crowe, but still just another verkakte Australian coming off a sleeper (L.A. Confidential), was sour because he believed DreamWorks was low-balling his assistants on their per diems.

    Russell Crowe: 'I will kill you with my bare hands' (and other tales from the 'Gladiator' set)

  • Jo ยท February 4th, 2007 at 11:09 am the correct expression is โ€œverkakte Xmas tree.โ€

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  • Crowe, not yet Russell Crowe, but still just another verkakte A.stralian coming off a sleeper (L.A. Confidential), was sour because he believed DreamWorks was low-balling his assistants on their per diems.

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  • "You've found more papers in this verkakte tongue for me to read, sir?

    The Guns Of The South

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