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schlub

or shlub

[ shluhb ]
/ ʃlʌb /
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noun Slang.
a clumsy, stupid person.
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Also zhlub, zhlob [zhluhb, zhlawb] /ʒlʌb, ʒlɔb/ .

Origin of schlub

First recorded in 1950–55; from Yiddish zhlob, zhlub “yokel, boor,” from Polish żłób “blockhead” literally, “trough, manger”
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How to use schlub in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for schlub

schlub
/ (ʃlʌb) /

noun
US slang a coarse or contemptible person

Word Origin for schlub

Yiddish, of uncertain origin
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