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schmuck

Syllabification: schmuck
Pronunciation: /SHmək
 
/
(also shmuck)

Definition of schmuck in English:

noun

North American informal
A foolish or contemptible person.
Example sentences
  • As I put it to my students, if Yiddish were erased from contemporary English we'd have a hard time talking about bagels, pastrami, klutzes, and schmucks.
  • The perfectly moronic bearer of this little divine awakening has the distinction of being one of the first truly monumental schmucks of my career.
  • It makes up for all the times schmucks have tried to get on the train before I can squeeze out, making me wish I had worn my football helmet and pads.

Origin

late 19th century: from Yiddish shmok 'penis'.

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