back·​fisch | \ ˈbäkˌfish \
plural backfische\ -​shə \

Definition of backfisch

: an adolescent immature girl his family … two grown-up gawky sons, and a backfisch daughter— A. L. Mikhelson

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First Known Use of backfisch

1888, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for backfisch

German, literally, fish for baking or frying, from backen to bake, fry (from Old High German backan) + fisch fish, from Old High German fisc

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“Backfisch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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