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schmuck

[ shmuhk ]
/ ʃmʌk /
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noun Slang.
an obnoxious or contemptible person.

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Origin of schmuck

First recorded in 1890–95, schmuck is from the Yiddish word shmok (vulgar) literally, “penis” (of uncertain origin)
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British Dictionary definitions for schmuck

schmuck
/ (ʃmʌk) /

noun
US slang a stupid or contemptible person; oaf

Word Origin for schmuck

from Yiddish schmuck penis, from German Schmuck decoration, from Middle High German smucken to press into
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