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fritz

[ frits ]
/ frɪts /
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Verb Phrases
fritz out, Informal. to become inoperable.
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Idioms about fritz

    on the fritz, Informal. not in working order: Our TV went on the fritz last night.

Origin of fritz

An Americanism dating back to 1900–05; of obscure origin

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Fritz
[ frits ]
/ frɪts /

noun
Older Slang: Sometimes Offensive. a German, especially a German soldier.
a male given name.

Origin of Fritz

1910–15; <German; common nickname for Friedrich

usage note for Fritz

Fritz was a nickname used by Allied soldiers for a German soldier during World War I and II.
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fritz

see on the blink (fritz).

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