Definition of verklempt in English:

verklempt

adjective

North American
informal
  • Overcome with emotion.

    ‘she was all verklempt earlier this week over her latest split from her husband’
    overwhelmed, emotional, moved, affected, struck, choky, speechless, at a loss for words, shaken, disturbed
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Origin

From Yiddish farklempt, from German verklemmt, literally ‘pinched, squeezed’.

Pronunciation

verklempt

/fərˈklemt//fərˈklɛmt/