zhlob

[zhlawb, zhluhb]

noun Slang.

a clumsy, stupid person.

Also zhlub, schlub, shlub.

Origin of zhlob

< Yiddish zhlob, zhlub yokel, boor < Polish żłób (genitive żłoba) blockhead, literally, trough, manger, cognate with Czech žlab, Russian zhëlob gutter, channel
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