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putz

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noun \ˈpəts\

Definition of putz

  1. 1 US, informal :  a stupid, foolish, or ineffectual person :  jerk

  2. 2 US, vulgar slang :  penis

Origin and Etymology of putz

Yiddish puts, literally, “finery, show,” probably from putsn “to clean, shine”; akin to German putzen “to adorn, clean”


First Known Use: 1928


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putz

verb

Definition of putz

US, informal

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to spend time in an aimless or idle manner :  putter, fool around —usually + around But come July or August, I invariably find myself putzing around the kitchen, making something sort of weird, like potato-Roquefort salad sandwiches, heavy on the dill. — Karen MacNeil

1946

First Known Use of putz

1946


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