Pronunciation: (frits), [key] Informal.
on the fritz, not in working order: Our TV went on the fritz last night.
fritz out,to become inoperable.
Pronunciation: (frits), [key]
1. Older Slang (sometimes offensive). a German, esp. a German soldier.
2. a male given name.
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