[frits] /frɪts/ Informal.
fritz out, to become inoperable.
on the fritz, not in working order:
Our TV went on the fritz last night.
Older Slang: Sometimes Offensive. a German, especially a German soldier.
a male given name.
Walter Frederick (“Fritz”) born 1928, U.S. politician: senator 1965–77; vice president 1977–81.
Walter (Frederick). born 1928, US Democratic politician; vice president of the US (1977–81)
German familiar form of masc. proper name Friedrich; as a characteristic name for a German, from 1883, especially in World War I. On the fritz “inoperative” (1903) is American English slang, of unknown origin. Earliest references suggest a theatrical origin.
To make something inoperative; put out of working order: Lightning hit some wires and fritzed the generator (1903+)
on the blink
A German, esp a German soldier; kraut (1883+)
see: on the blink (fritz)
/Italian friˈuːli/ noun 1. a historic region of SW Europe, between the Carnic Alps and the Gulf of Venice: the W part (Venetian Friuli) was ceded by Austria to Italy in 1866 and Eastern Friuli in 1919; in 1947 Eastern Friuli (except Gorizia) was ceded to Yugoslavia
[free-oo-lee-uh n] /friˈu li ən/ noun 1. a Rhaeto-Romanic dialect spoken by about half a million people of the plains of extreme NE Italy. /frɪˈuːlɪən/ noun 1. the Rhaetian dialect spoken in parts of Friuli See also Ladin, Romansch 2. an inhabitant of Friuli or a speaker of Friulian adjective 3. of or relating to […]
- Friuli-Venezia Giulia
[free-oo-lee-ve-ne-tsyah joo-lyah] /friˈu li vɛˈnɛ tsyɑ ˈdʒu lyɑ/ noun 1. a region in NE Italy: formerly part of Venezia Giulia, most of which was ceded to Yugoslavia (now Croatia and Slovenia) in 1947. 2947 sq. mi. (7630 sq. km). /Italian ˈdʒuːlja/ noun 1. a region of NE Italy, formed in 1947 from Venetian Friuli and […]
[friv-uh l] /ˈfrɪv əl/ Informal. verb (used without object), frivoled, frivoling or (especially British) frivolled, frivolling. 1. to behave ; trifle. verb (used with object), frivoled, frivoling or (especially British) frivolled, frivolling. 2. to spend (usually followed by away): to frivol away one’s time. /ˈfrɪvəl/ verb (informal) -ols, -olling, -olled (US) -ols, -oling, -oled 1. […]