A witty riposte or comeback you think of only when it's too late to use.
Literally means 'staircase words'.
Yiddish is absolutely filled with funny sounding descriptive words for things. Shlameil, shlamazel, and Donald Trump's favorite... Schlong. Lol The press came up with plenty a TREPVERTER after the Republican debate. (Sorry, I couldn't resist) No politics happening here, show me your abstract interpretations!