backfisch

See also: Backfisch

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from German Backfisch (teenage girl”, literally “fish for frying).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

backfisch (plural backfische)

  1. A teenage or late-adolescent girl.
    • 1955, I knew, of course, it was but an innocent game on her part, a bit of backfisch foolery in imitation of some simulacrum of fake romance… (Nabokov, Lolita)

TranslationsEdit


SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From German Backfisch, used in Swedish in the first two-thirds of the 20th century, but removed from more recent editions of SAOL.

NounEdit

backfisch c

  1. (dated) a backfisch

DeclensionEdit

Related termsEdit

  • backfischfasoner
  • backfischåldern

SynonymsEdit

  • flicksnärta

ReferencesEdit

Last modified on 18 October 2013, at 10:09