Definitions

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  • adjective overwhelmed, flustered, nervous
  • adjective excited, overjoyed, happy

Etymologies

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From Yiddish, from Old High German.

Examples

  • On a positive note, she just defined the word "verklempt" to all of middle America.

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  • I get pissed off because I always get 'verklempt'...but my big problem with Boheme is Act 4 - they make a big deal about getting Mimi some medicine.

    La Vie Boheme

  • "Polly Syllabacus" was a great answer, but it left the cast as confused as when Gunn once used the word "verklempt".

    "I hope you die in an organza accident, you preening little cockatoo."

  • No one got particularly verklempt, but just hearing my amazonian African-Canadian friend from Atlanta say "verklempt" was a hoot in and of itself...

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  • No one got particularly verklempt, but just hearing my amazonian African-Canadian friend from Atlanta say "verklempt" was a hoot in and of itself...

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  • In the early 1990s, comedian Mike Myers regularly dressed up in a giant wig, gaudy fake nails and gigantic sunglasses to become Linda Richman -- a stereotypical New Yorker who had fits of feeling "verklempt" and thought that Barbara Streisand's voice was "like buttah."

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  • In the early 1990s, comedian Mike Myers regularly dressed up in a giant wig, gaudy fake nails and gigantic sunglasses to become Linda Richman -- a stereotypical New Yorker who had fits of feeling "verklempt" and thought that Barbara Streisand's voice was "like buttah."

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • In the early 1990s, comedian Mike Myers regularly dressed up in a giant wig, gaudy fake nails and gigantic sunglasses to become Linda Richman -- a stereotypical New Yorker who had fits of feeling "verklempt" and thought that Barbara Streisand's voice was "like buttah."

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • In the early 1990s, comedian Mike Myers regularly dressed up in a giant wig, gaudy fake nails and gigantic sunglasses to become Linda Richman -- a stereotypical New Yorker who had fits of feeling "verklempt" and thought that Barbara Streisand's voice was "like buttah."

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • In the early 1990s, comedian Mike Myers regularly dressed up in a giant wig, gaudy fake nails and gigantic sunglasses to become Linda Richman -- a stereotypical New Yorker who had fits of feeling "verklempt" and thought that Barbara Streisand's voice was "like buttah."

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

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  • (Yiddish) (also ferklempt) overcome with emotion

    May 11, 2008