Fetzenschädel: “Fetzen” are rags, and “Schädel” is a skull. So when would someone have a skull full of rags — when they are completely drunk. Or when a person is giving off the impression that their good sense has been completely dampened by alcohol.
Der Kleine Wappler – How to swear and bad mouth in Austria
Delve more into the Austrian creative side with their rant words: “Der Kleine Wappler” by Astrid Wintersberger, Residenz Verlag — book is completely in Austrian language.
Website of Austrian Dialect: Ostarrichi.org
More Words of the Week
Beuschlreißer: Lung Ripper
Blechtrottel: Tin Idiot
Eifersucht, Frühlingsmüdigkeit, Hungerlohn, Torschlusspanik, Schadenfreude, Weltschmerz, Katzenjammer, Freitod, Holzpyjama, Lebensmüde, Fernweh
Fetzenschädel: Rags Skull
Geistesvernichtungsanstalt: Spirit Annihilation Asylum
Häuslpapierfladerer: House Paper Thief
Krautwacher: Cabbage Guard
Putzgretl: Cleaning Gretl
Saubär: Pig Bear
Treppenwitz: Stair Joke