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schmuck

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noun \ˈshmək\

Simple Definition of schmuck

  • : a stupid or foolish person

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of schmuck

slang

  1. :  jerk 4b

Examples of schmuck in a sentence

  1. I can't believe what a schmuck that guy is.

  2. <don't be a schmuck and create an embarrassing scene in public>



Origin of schmuck

Yiddish shmok, literally, penis


First Known Use: 1892

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