Examples of schlub in a Sentence
you're a complete schlub—you should do great around here
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De Niro plays a no-talent schlub and aspiring stand-up who kidnaps a Johnny Carson-like talk show host played by Lewis.
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.
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.
That and the schlubs, like yours truly, who venture in off the street.
And for the love of God, stop picking on those poor schlubs at the CBO.
Adam Pally stars as a salty schlub who has discovered a big, ratty gym bag that’s actually a time machine.
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Origin and Etymology of schlub
First Known Use: 1950See Words from the same year
Synonymsairhead, birdbrain, blockhead, bonehead, bubblehead, chowderhead, chucklehead, clodpoll (or clodpole), clot [British], cluck, clunk, cretin, cuddy (or cuddie) [British dialect], deadhead, dim bulb [slang], dimwit, dip, dodo, dolt, donkey, doofus [slang], dope, dork [slang], dullard, dumbbell, dumbhead, dum-dum, dummkopf, dummy, dunce, dunderhead, fathead, gander, golem, goof, goon, half-wit, hammerhead, hardhead, ignoramus, imbecile, jackass, know-nothing, knucklehead, lamebrain, loggerhead [chiefly dialect], loon, lump, lunkhead, meathead, mome [archaic], moron, mug [chiefly British], mutt, natural, nimrod [slang], nincompoop, ninny, ninnyhammer, nit [chiefly British], nitwit, noddy, noodle, numskull (or numbskull), oaf, pinhead, prat [British], ratbag [chiefly Australian], saphead, idiot (also shlub) [slang], schnook [slang], simpleton, stock, stupe, stupid, thickhead, turkey, woodenhead, yahoo, yo-yo
Related Wordsbooby, buffoon, fool, goose, loony, lunatic, madman, nut, zany; loser; gawk; featherbrain, scatterbrain; beast, boor, cad, churl, clown, creep, cur, heel, jerk, skunk, snake, stinker, villain; bimbette [slang], bimbo [slang], himbo
Near Antonymsegghead, intellect, intellectual, sage, thinker, whiz, wizard; polymath, Renaissance man; sharpie (or sharpy)
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