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n. Slang
Variant of schmuck.


a variant spelling of schmuck


or shmuck


n. Slang.
an obnoxious or contemptible person.
[1890–95; < Yiddish shmok (vulgar) literally, penis]
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Noun1.shmuck - (Yiddish) a jerk
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
dork, jerk - a dull stupid fatuous person
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