schnook

noun

slang
: a stupid or unimportant person : dolt

Examples of schnook in a Sentence

don't be a schnook and just stand there while your mother needs help
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Word History

Etymology

origin unknown

First Known Use

1920, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of schnook was in 1920

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“Schnook.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/schnook. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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