Definition of schlub in English:

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Pronunciation: /ʃlʌb/
(also shlub)


North American informal
A talentless, unattractive, or boorish person: it’s brave on her part—a glamour girl playing a schlub
More example sentences
  • Seems like Lady Luck is finally smiling on the unattractive shlub.
  • But in this case, these guys were shlubs who didn't even enjoy themselves.
  • ‘My friend and I couldn't get over how every great woman we know from college - great, smart, accomplished women - date these total schlubs: guys with no money, no ambition, no redeeming qualities and no clue,’ she said.


1960s: Yiddish shlub, perhaps from Polish żłób.

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