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schlub

also shlub  (shlŭb) or zhlub (zhlŭb)
n. Slang
A person regarded as clumsy, stupid, or unattractive.

[Yiddish, from Polish żl̷ób, trough, blockhead.]
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schlub

(ʃlʌb)
n
slang US a coarse or contemptible person
[Yiddish, of uncertain origin]
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