plural backfische
: an adolescent immature girl
his family … two grown-up gawky sons, and a backfisch daughterA. L. Mikhelson

Word History


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

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of backfisch was in 1888

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“Backfisch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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