schlub

noun
\ˈshləb \
variants: or less commonly

Definition of schlub 

slang

: a stupid, worthless, or unattractive person

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Examples of schlub in a Sentence

you're a complete schlub—you should do great around here

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These days any old schlub can pilot a drone without cratering it, what with good old autopilot tech, but there are drone pilots out there whose abilities push the limits of human cognition. Matt Simon, WIRED, "Watch Out, Pro Racers: These Drones Just Learned to Fly Solo," 27 June 2018 Two: North American schlub marries Frenchman, becomes expat and learns secrets of life, home décor, child rearing and bras from French fairy godmother. New York Times, "Letter of Recommendation: ‘Live Like a French Woman’ Books," 12 June 2018 Avenatti has emerged as the unlikely voice of the underdog while out-classing a bunch of establishment schlubs with his impeccable style and cool-as-a-cucumber demeanor. Rachel Dodes, Vanities, "Michael Avenatti Is “Very Flattered” That You Think He’s a Style Icon," 17 May 2018 Some of these aren't the most gifted of thespians, but any such shortcomings are easily outbalanced by the bulky figure of Valmir do Coco who effortlessly dominates the ensemble as working schlub Tiao. Neil Young, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Azougue Nazare': Film Review | Rotterdam 2018," 29 Jan. 2018 De Niro plays a no-talent schlub and aspiring stand-up who kidnaps a Johnny Carson-like talk show host played by Lewis. Michael Heaton, cleveland.com, "The 'complicated' genius of Jerry Lewis: Minister of Culture," 23 Aug. 2017 Platforms slid in and out from the wings, the sleek modern bedroom of the restless protagonist, Katerina Ismailova, at one side, the cramped office of Zinovy, her drunken schlub of a husband, on the other. John Von Rhein, chicagotribune.com, "In Salzburg, Muti's return to 'Aida' was worth the wait," 22 Aug. 2017 In The Bell Boy (1960), The Ladies' Man (1961), The Errand Boy (same year), The Nutty Professor (1963) and The Family Jewels (1965), the nebbishy sidekick of the Martin & Lewis films morphed into the universal schlub who dreams of being a stud. Carrie Rickey, Philly.com, "Jerry Lewis, America's funnyman, dies at 91," 20 Aug. 2017 That and the schlubs, like yours truly, who venture in off the street. Greg Bishop, SI.com, "Living Like Tom: One Sports Illustrated Writer Takes On the TB12 Method," 26 July 2017

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First Known Use of schlub

1950, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for schlub

Yiddish zhlob, zhlub yokel, boor

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schlong

schloop

schloss

schlub

schlump

schm-

schmaltz

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