One of several derogatory terms for a German. Can also be a term of endearment in the throes of passion.
"Let them kill the little Fritzes in the heat of the moment, until they get sick of it themselves." - A Red Army commanding officer, as quoted by Lev Kopelev, former Red Army propagandist, regarding Soviet treatment of ethnic German civilians on the eastern front.
by Kraut in Colorado November 10, 2004