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putz

[ puhts ]
/ pʌts /
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noun Slang.
fool; jerk.
Vulgar. penis.

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Origin of putz

1900–05; <Yiddish puts literally, ornament, finery, probably noun derivative of putsn to clean, shine; compare early modern German butzen to decorate (German putzen to clean, brighten)
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British Dictionary definitions for putz

putz
/ (pʌts) /

noun
US slang a despicable or stupid person

Word Origin for putz

from Yiddish puts ornament
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