[Ads-l] WOTY candidate, from the Yiddish

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Nov 13 20:08:01 UTC 2020

A colleague off-list writes:

This is a word that started making the rounds last spring, but it just came back to me, and I think it should be a contender for woty: oysgezoomt. There are lots of google hits for it, but here's one: https://www.jewishboston.com/genug-shoyn-mit-zoom-enough-already-with-zoom/

Pretty sure it’s new for 2020 (although the non-root morphemes have been around for a few centuries).  I guess a gloss could be ‘all Zoomed out’, in the relevant (upper-cased) sense.

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