schmuck

[ shmuhk ]
/ ʃmʌk /

noun Slang.

an obnoxious or contemptible person.

Nearby words

  1. schmo,
  2. schmoe,
  3. schmoo,
  4. schmoose,
  5. schmooze,
  6. schmutter,
  7. schmutz,
  8. schmutzy,
  9. schm‐,
  10. schnabel

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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Word Origin and History for schmuck

schmuck

n.
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