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schnookalso shnook (shno͝ok)
A stupid or easily victimized person; a dupe.
[Yiddish shnuk, snout, schnook, from Lithuanian snukis, mug, snout.]
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slang US a stupid or gullible person
[from Yiddish shnok, variant of shmok schmo]
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a stupid or gullible person.
[1945–50, Amer.; of uncertain orig.]
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A Yiddish word used to mean a gullible or stupid person.
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|Noun||1.||schnook - (Yiddish) a gullible simpleton more to be pitied than despised; "don't be such an apologetic shnook"|
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
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