schmuck


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schmuck

also shmuck  (shmŭk)
n. Slang
A clumsy or stupid person; an oaf.

[Yiddish shmok, penis, fool, probably from Polish smok, dragon; akin to Bulgarian smok, grass-snake; perhaps akin to Russian smoktat', to suck (since folk tradition holds that snakes suck milk from livestock), of imitative origin.]

schmuck

(ʃmʌk)
n
slang US a stupid or contemptible person; oaf
[from Yiddish schmuck penis, from German Schmuck decoration, from Middle High German smucken to press into]

schmuck

or shmuck

(ʃmʌk)

n. Slang.
an obnoxious or contemptible person.
[1890–95; < Yiddish shmok (vulgar) literally, penis]

schmuck

A Yiddish word meaning penis, used to mean a foolish or contemptible person.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.schmuck - (Yiddish) a jerk
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
dork, jerk - a dull stupid fatuous person

schmuck

noun
Slang. One deficient in judgment and good sense:
Informal: dope, gander, goose.
Translations

schmuck

[ʃmʌk] N (US) → imbécil mf

schmuck

n (US inf: = fool) → Beknackte(r) mf (sl)
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