Also found in: Thesaurus, Idioms.
Variant of schnook.
a variant spelling of schnook
a stupid or gullible person.
[1945–50, Amer.; of uncertain orig.]
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||shnook - (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