schnook

[ shnoo k ]
/ ʃnʊk /

noun Slang.

an unimportant or stupid person; dope.

Origin of schnook

An Americanism dating back to 1945–50; of uncertain origin
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British Dictionary definitions for schnook

schnook
/ (ʃnʊk) /

noun

US slang a stupid or gullible person

Word Origin for schnook

from Yiddish shnok, variant of shmok schmo
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