schnook


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schnook

also shnook  (shno͝ok)
n. Slang
A stupid or easily victimized person; a dupe.

[Yiddish shnuk, snout, schnook, from Lithuanian snukis, mug, snout.]

schnook

(ʃnʊk)
n
slang US a stupid or gullible person
[from Yiddish shnok, variant of shmok schmo]

schnook

or shnook

(ʃnʊk)

n. Slang.
a stupid or gullible person.
[1945–50, Amer.; of uncertain orig.]

schnook

A Yiddish word used to mean a gullible or stupid person.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
simpleton, simple - a person lacking intelligence or common sense
References in periodicals archive ?
The narrative of "Miracle" involves four main characters: a single parent curmudgeon of a father (Sturges regular William Demarest), his two teenage daughters (Betty Hutton and Diana Lynn), and a sweet, bumbling small-town schnook (Bracken) who always has had a crush on Hutton's character.
In fact, maybe we can start of a rebellion by major donors and candidates united under the banner "I am not a schnook.
And rather than pursuing her interesting education of Paul, lovely, intelligent Muna develops an unlikely romantic attachment to the schnook.
Because Justin's such an outcast, his parents, Franny (Amy Pietz) and Gary (Scott Patterson), opt to adopt a foreign exchange student, figuring that'll be at least one friend for the poor schnook.
But, what it does is it makes it very difficult for some poor schnook in Andalucia who has never heard English, French, or German to be able to defend himself.
Anyone familiar with "Toon Town" history knows that the gun wielding schnook, Fudd, is the embodiment of everything but the great white hunter; so relax, the bunny lives.
We would fish the lake for trout, wall-eye and bass but would sometimes go to Alpena and fish for the schnook salmon that were spawning there in September.
3d at 485 (noting the trial judge's finding that "petitioner's counsel has convinced me that his client was, for lack of a better term, the small fry or--maybe even better term--the schnook of this particular group of miscreants").
Alan Friedman, "Bernard Malamud: The Hero as Schnook," Southern Review 4 (1968): 928, argues that the "baseball formula is too frail to bear the weight of imposed meaning.
They'd trade words," Hijuelos writes, "schlep (dope), schmuck (fool), schnook (ignoramus), schlemiel (wastrel, fool), for bobo (dope), vago (lazy lout), maricon (fairy), and pendejo (ball-busting predatory lout).
One unfortunate packed off to the boonies is Phil's schoolmate Seldon, the novel's designated schnook upon whom every misfortune befalls.