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putz

 (pŭts)
n.
1. Slang A fool; an idiot.
2. Vulgar Slang A penis.
intr.v. putzed, putz·ing, putz·es Slang
To behave in an idle manner; putter.

[Yiddish pots, penis, fool, of unknown origin.]

putz

(pʌts)
n
slang US a despicable or stupid person
[from Yiddish puts ornament]

putz

(pʌts)

n.
1. Slang. a fool; jerk.
2. Slang: Sometimes Vulgar. penis.
[1900–05; < Yiddish puts literally, ornament, finery, probably n. derivative of putsn to clean, shine; compare early modern German butzen to decorate]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.putz - (Yiddish) a fool; an idiot
Yiddish - a dialect of High German including some Hebrew and other words; spoken in Europe as a vernacular by many Jews; written in the Hebrew script
fool, muggins, saphead, tomfool, sap - a person who lacks good judgment
2.putz - obscene terms for penisputz - obscene terms for penis    
penis, phallus, member - the male organ of copulation (`member' is a euphemism)
dirty word, vulgarism, obscenity, smut, filth - an offensive or indecent word or phrase
Translations

putz

n (US)
(inf: = person) → Dussel m (inf)
(vulg: = penis) → Schwanz m (sl)
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