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.
by Jennifer Zeisz November 17, 2005
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Verklempt (adj) — choked with emotion (German verklemmt = emotionally inhibited in a convulsive way; stuck)farklempt, ferklemptToo 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"
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When u starting a business and u are choosing the name and call it a track name of your ex-boyfriend. That’s when u are VERKLEMPT
Hey , shall i call it Tsremli or Verklempt? Idk where i got these names from :)
Yesterday i was like : Var kle mapatiet , oh thats Verklempt
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Overcome with emotion / gobsmacked
also spelled verklemmt
"Now I am strating To get Verklempt !!!" Says Barbra Streisand during her 1994 US tour
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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."

by Fabiola October 12, 2005
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Choked with emotion - as though the throat were *clamped*. Often a result of schmaltz.
The movie's farewell scene left me feeling verklempt.
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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...
by Linda Savinski November 8, 2003
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