fritz

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fritz

 (frĭts)
n. Informal
A condition in which something does not work properly: Our television is on the fritz.

[Perhaps from German Fritz, diminutive of the name Friedrich.]

fritz

(frɪts)
n
on the fritz (of an appliance, etc) broken or malfunctioning
vb (intr)
(of an appliance, etc) to become broken or start malfunctioning

fritz

(frɪts)

n. Idiom.
on the fritz, Informal. not in working order: Our TV went on the fritz last night.
[1900–05, Amer.; of obscure orig.]
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