Farklempt definition

vər-
Unable to speak because of emotion; choked up.
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Origin of farklempt

  • Yiddish farklemt past participle of farklemmen to clamp, catch (as in a vise), choke up from Middle High German verklemmen ver- pref. denoting completion (from Old High German far- per-1 in Indo-European roots) klemmen to grip, seize (from Old High German)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition