There are 2 definitions of fritz in English:

fritz

Syllabification: fritz
Pronunciation: /frits
 
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noun

(in phrase go or be on the fritz) North American informal
  • (Of a machine) stop working properly.
    More example sentences
    • My cable modem at home is on the fritz, so there probably won't be any more blog posts until I get it fixed.
    • It's not like an electrical grid is going to go on the fritz tomorrow and leave a corner of the country in the dark, right?
    • Our electrical equipment went on the fritz and never came back.

Origin

early 20th century: said to be a use of Fritz, with allusion to cheap German imports into the US before World War I.

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There are 2 definitions of fritz in English:

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noun

British informal , • dated
  • 1A German, especially a soldier in the First World War (often used as a nickname).
  • 1.1 [in singular] The Germans collectively.

Origin

abbreviation of the German given name Friedrich.

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