Definition of schmuck
: jerk 1b
Examples of schmuck in a Sentence
I can't believe what a schmuck that guy is.
don't be a schmuck and create an embarrassing scene in public
Recent Examples of schmuck from the Web
Words: squirt, passion, caress, schmuck, euphoric, champagne (Kenny misses it by a hair), boudoir (Iggy spells as bordeaux?), façade (butchered), etc.
Someone needs to tell that schmuck to stop using his Twitter account to conduct diplomacy with North Korea.
So, as per usual, you, Joe Sixpack, the poor schmuck, in this case, the soda drinker, will foot the bill for their constant need of government to spend money.
Every now and then, the show’s emcee would check in on the poor schmucks and rub their noses in their defeat.
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Origin and Etymology of schmuck
Yiddish shmok, literally, penis
First Known Use: 1892See Words from the same year
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Definition of schmuck for English Language Learners
: a stupid or foolish person
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