shlub


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shlub

 (shlŭb)
n. Slang
Variant of schlub.
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Groucho and his brothers were all about disrupting social norms and sticking it to the manwhether that person was a lowly shlub or a high-society doyenne.
Not to mention all your favorite Yiddish "s" or "sh" starting words, from shmuck to shlep to shlub. What's even better, you can choose if you want to spell them with a 'c' or not.
For a split second, the film allows audiences to think that perhaps this sub-average shlub could be responsible for fathering 533 exceptional offspring: a mix of athletes, stars and world leaders.
It had nothing to do with his Mormonism and everything to do with the fact that he wasn't just some shlub working at Fox or a junior agent at CAA; he was the director of a nonprofit festival whose stated mandate is to "promote tolerance." He shouldn't be giving money to a group that fosters ignorance and bigotry against any minority.
Christian Slater uglies up to play a put-upon office shlub who becomes an unlikely hero in a bizarre and very dark comedy drama.
It starts with Gillian McKeith going into the home of some poor, unsuspecting shlub and giving them dubious scientific advice about how they're going to die from eating too many pasties.
The protagonist, Christine, played by July, is an "Elder Cab" driver and an aspiring artist--a kind of awkward outsider type distantly echoing Woody Allen's shlub, Masina's Cabiria or Chaplin's Tramp--who becomes immediately enamoured with Richard, a recently separated department store shoe salesman.
He did not call any of them a chazzer, chutzpenik, draikop, ganef, k'vatsh, nudnik, ongeblozzener, oysvurf, potzevateh, pustunpasnik, schmendrick, shikker, shlub, shmegegi, shmok, shnook, traifnyak, trombenik, yold, yukel, zhlob or zhulik (terms of endearment he apparently reserved for melt), and indeed Yale expressed the greatest respect and affection for those who engaged him in these rhetorical rhubarbs.
It looks absolutely authentic, and the poor shlub will think your email address is invalid.