It's a Nativity scene, you putz!

Alice Faber faber at HASKINS.YALE.EDU
Wed Apr 3 23:43:59 UTC 2002

On Wednesday, April 3, 2002, at 05:33  PM, FRITZ JUENGLING wrote:

> I had never heard of the 'nativity scene' meaning, but was familiar with
> 'objectionable person'  and 'penis.'   However, in Minnesota, I learned
> another meaning: to diddle daddle around, as in "Tomorrow, I'm gonna just
> putz around the the house."  I had assumed it was from German 'putzen' to
> clean.

Hmmm. That sounds to me like a blend of "putter" and "futz".
Alice Faber
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