potchky

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Yiddish פּאַטשקען (patshken, daub, smear).

Verb[edit]

potchky (third-person singular simple present potchkies, present participle potchkying, simple past and past participle potchkied)

  1. to work in an amateur fashion for little gain
  2. to tinker