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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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Up here in the North we believe that adversity is a stimulus of intelligence, so we donAEt want our kids stuck in the slow track in school, putzing around in the shallows, trapped in boredom and lazy thinking.
It was just putzing around, $20 here, $50 here," he said.