Fritz

Fritz

Fritz was originally a German nickname for Friedrich, or Frederick ("der alte Fritz", a nickname for King Frederick II of Prussia and Frederick III, German Emperor). Common derivations for Fritz include the surnames Fritsche, Fritche, and Fritsh. Fritz may also refer to:

Entertainment

*Fritz (chess), German computer chess program
*Fritz (Frankenstein), hunchback in the 1931 film version of "Frankenstein", played by Dwight Frye
*Fritz the Cat, comic book character, featured in the animated "Fritz the Cat" (film) and its sequel "The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat"
*Fritz the Cat (producer), hip hop producer

People

*Clemens Fritz, German footballer currently playing for SV Werder Bremen
*Florian Fritz, French rugby union player
*Fritz Bondroit, German canoer
*Fritz Kreisler, Austrian violinist
*Fritz Lang, film maker
*Fritz Wunderlich, German tenor
*Russell Fritz, Recipient of the Jamaican Prime Ministers Medal of Appreciation in the Jamaican honours system
*Fritz, nickname of Walter Mondale, former vice president of the United States
*Fritz or Fritzchen, German codename for double agent Eddie Chapman during World War II

Miscellenea

*Fritz-chip, secure cryptoprocessor of the Trusted Computing Group
*"Fritz" helmet, nickname for the Personnel Armor System for Ground Troops kevlar helmet currently used by the US Military
*Fritz, alternate name for Devon sausage
*Chester Fritz Auditorium and Chester Fritz Library, facilities on the University of North Dakota campus in Grand Forks
*Fritz Industries, a manufacturing company based in Dallas, Texas
*Fritz Tile, also spelled Fritztile, is a brand of resilient terrazzo floor tile
*"On the fritz", phrase meaning an appliance is broken or malfunctioning: probably onomatopoeic for the sound of sparks jumping


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  • Fritz — ist ein männlicher Vorname und Familienname. Es ist die Kurzform von Friedrich. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Varianten 2 Verbreitung 3 Bekannte Namensträger 3.1 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Fritz 3 — Fritz (programme d échecs) Pour les articles homonymes, voir Fritz. Fritz est un programme d échecs commercial développé par Frans Morsch et édité par ChessBase. La dernière version est Fritz 11. Fritz 11 est livré avec une interface graphique,… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Fritz X — Lenkbombe Fritz X Allgemeine Angaben Bezeichnung: X 1, PC 1400X oder FX 1400 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Fritz X — Tipo Bomba antibuque Historia de servicio En servicio 1943 …   Wikipedia Español

  • fritz — [ frits ] n. m. • 1915; de Fritz, prénom all. cour. ♦ Fam. et vieilli Soldat allemand. Allemand. ⇒ fridolin, 2. frisé. ● fritz nom masculin (allemand Fritz, diminutif de Friedrich, Frédéric) Familier et péjoratif …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Fritz — puede hacer referencia a: Fritz (ajedrez) programa para jugar ajedrez, desarrollado por ChessBase. Fritz Busch, director de orquesta alemán. Fritz Haber, químico alemán, premio Nobel de Química en 1918. Fritz Lang, director de cine alemán. Fritz… …   Wikipedia Español

  • fritz — [frıtz] n AmE informal be/go on the fritz if something is or goes on the fritz, it is not working correctly = ↑be/go on the blink ▪ My TV is on the fritz …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fritz — [ frıts ] noun on the fritz AMERICAN INFORMAL if a machine is or goes on the fritz, it has stopped or stops working correctly …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Fritz — German familiar form of masc. proper name Friedrich; as a characteristic name for a German, from 1883, especially in World War I. On the fritz inoperative (1903) is Amer.Eng. slang, of unknown origin. Earliest references suggest a theatrical… …   Etymology dictionary

  • fritz — ☆ ☆ fritz [frits ] n. [< Ger, nickname for Friedrich: orig. meant a German; current sense in allusion to cheap German goods exported to U.S. before WWI ] Slang a broken or nonfunctioning state: only in the phrase on the fritz, not in working… …   English World dictionary

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