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[plots] /plɒts/
verb (used without object), Slang.
to collapse or faint, as from surprise, excitement, or exhaustion.
Origin of plotz
1940-45, Americanism; < Yiddish platsn literally, to crack, split, burst < Middle High German blatzen, platzen Unabridged
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  • Two years later, Flexner isolated the bacillus of infantile paralysis and plotz that of typhus fever.

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to fall apart or down from a strong emotion, such as frustration or annoyance

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Yiddish. platsen's 21st Century Lexicon
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To burst with emotion, frustration, anger, etc: She's so stoked she could plotz

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plotzed (1967+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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