backfisch

backfisch

(ˈbækfɪʃ)
n
a teenage girl; a girl who has not yet reached maturity
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
Mentioned in ?
References in classic literature ?
Nobody ever came to it, for in winter it was too dreary, and in summer so full of mosquitoes that only a Backfisch indifferent to spots could have borne it.
Far from caring, it filled me with a reckless, Backfisch pleasure in being dirty, a delicious feeling that I had not had for years.
As a Backfisch I had never used handkerchiefs-- the child of nature scorns to blow its nose--though for decency's sake my governess insisted on giving me a clean one of vast size and stubborn texture on Sundays.
I wish I could see myself as you see me--foreshortened into a backfisch. Quite the ingenue.
Below is the excerpt of the interview conducted by Michael Backfisch, Middle East Bureau Chief of Handelsblatt.
Michael Backfisch, the Dubai-based Middle East Bureau Chief of Handelsblatt business and financial daily, said he was not happy with the low voter turnout in this election and that all the poll surveys were in error.
Backfisch in the Big City: Else Ury's Nesthakchen Books and the Education of Young Girls in the Weimar Republic.
However, since nothing other than an accidental trampling ever occurred--"Bull didn't like it," says Fedka (77)--the family's German physician, Backfisch, recommended that Ponty himself don a papier-mache bull's head and perform the god's part in the hieros gamos his wife desired.
(113) By insisting upon what this moment is not (it is "not really" Humbert's "daring" realization of his desire), Humbert emphasizes Lolita's eager reciprocity in order to construct the encounter as "an innocent game on her part, a bit of backfisch foolery in imitation of some simulacrum of fake romance" (113).
Whereas a composition such as Chopin's "Funeral March" is well known enough to imagine hearing it through the ears of a princess grieving for a deceased child, the reader is left wondering what "Backfisch's Dream" sounded like.
As a backfisch I journeyed the world in Bauhaus landscapes of Klee, and I dreamt a friend's arm around me while listening to my Aunt Lisa's Kaffee Klatsch, sundaily.