potchky

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Yiddish פּאַטשקען(patshken, to 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