[ shmuhk ]
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  1. 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


/ (ʃmʌk) /

  1. US slang a stupid or contemptible person; oaf

Origin of schmuck

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

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