Verklempt - choked with emotion (German verklemmt = emotionally inhibited in a convulsive way)
This is not FAKE Yiddish - unless you are one of the linguists who consider Yiddish a "fake", i.e. non-transformational language.
OY, vey. When that schmuck of a doctor told me I had cancer I got all verklempt.
Overcome with emotion / gobsmacked
also spelled verklemmt
"Now I am strating To get Verklempt !!!" Says Barbra Streisand during her 1994 US tour
Verklempt (adj) — choked with emotion (German verklemmt = emotionally inhibited in a convulsive way; stuck)farklempt, ferklempt
Too emotional to talk. Ready to cry.
Whenever Linda would get upset, she would put her hand on her chest and say "I'm all verklempt" or "I'm a little verklempt"
Extremely emotional. On the verge of tears.
"I'm so verklempt. I am so upset over Andy Pettite leaving the Yankees that I must go out for a very unhealthy, fattening, expensive lunch."
Choked with emotion - as though the throat were *clamped*. Often a result of schmaltz
The movie's farewell scene left me feeling verklempt
being overcome with emotion, usually not of joy, but rather emotions that hurt. As an emotional heartache.
My neighbors house and mine are a total loss, the whole thing's left me so verklempt...
1. Broken down, unusable, `gornisht helfn.'
2. Overcome with emotion, choked up.
Gaia's Instant Messenger is verklempt.
"Nu? Ayn lid gezingt un dikh tzu verklempt?"