[ shluhb ]
/ ʃlʌb /
a clumsy, stupid person.
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What does "scattergood" mean?
a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
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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”
Words nearby schlub
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Example sentences from the Web for schlub
The narrator calls two of the men "Bill the Goy" and "Clyde the Schlub."Must Read New Fiction: ‘Arcadia,’ ‘Men in Space,’ ‘The O’Briens,’ ‘Hot Pink’|Chloë Schama, Jacob Silverman, Wendy Smith, Daniel Roberts|March 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for schlub
/ (ʃlʌb) /
US slang a coarse or contemptible person
Word Origin for schlub
Yiddish, of uncertain origin
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