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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)
References in periodicals archive ?
These putzes, as they're known in Moravian tradition, have become a major part of many Western families' holiday observances.
Although most putzes decorate private households, both the East Hills Moravian Church, on Butztown Road, and the Central Moravian Church have community putzes open to the public.