schmuck (n.)

Schmuck, or shmuck, in American English is a pejorative term meaning one who is stupid or foolish, or an obnoxious, contemptible or detestable person. The word came into the English language from Yiddish (Yiddish: שמאָק ‎, shmok), where it has similar pejorative meanings, but where its literal meaning is a vulgar term for a penis.

Ghost Word The story of an imaginary word that managed to sneak past our editors and enter the dictionary. Shmeckle is prepubescent and not a dirty word, but shmuck, the non-diminutive, became obscene. How not to make a movie. First recorded in —95, schmuck is from the Yiddish word shmok vulgar literally, penis of uncertain origin.

Contemporary Examples. of schmuck. But quite unlike the schmuck, and this is the fun part, they never run up the white flag; indeed quite the opposite.
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Sep 22,  · (colloquial, vulgar) The penis.· (colloquial, derogatory) A useless item or person.· (colloquial, derogatory, US) A jerk; an unpleasant or detestable person. September, The Playboy Interview: Cindy Crawford, Playboy One day my girlfriend, her boyfriend and I were sunbathing topless because that's Barbados - you can wear nothing if you.
Contemporary Examples. of schmuck. But quite unlike the schmuck, and this is the fun part, they never run up the white flag; indeed quite the opposite.

Sep 22,  · (colloquial, vulgar) The penis.· (colloquial, derogatory) A useless item or person.· (colloquial, derogatory, US) A jerk; an unpleasant or detestable person. September, The Playboy Interview: Cindy Crawford, Playboy One day my girlfriend, her boyfriend and I were sunbathing topless because that's Barbados - you can wear nothing if you.

She's just a caretaker PMpatsy, a fall guy, a sucker, schmuck I believe what she is banking on is the EU coming up with some nonnegotiable fait accompli so she can publicly blame Michel Barnier while privately breathing a sigh of relief.

Time's up, May she go in peace. Hot tickets; Sanjeta Bains's guide to the unmissable events coming up in Coventry and Warwickshire. Stevenson, Wilson, and Schmuck present students and academics with a guidebook to integrating action research for social justice into reflective teaching and learning practices across a variety of educational contexts. Washington, January 4 ANI: Lamar Odom is afraid he is going to be portrayed as a schmuck in the popular reality show 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians'.

Peter Bauhuis; abecedarium; Schmuck , Gefa[sz], Gerat; jewel, vessel, implement. Peter Bauhuis; abecedarium; Schmuck, Gefa[beta], Gerat; jewel, vessel, implement. Missing from photo is Cecelia Schmuck of Fitchburg, honorable mention. And the schmuck actually tries doing some such antic. Sometimes a retro title just belongs on the scrapheap," 31 Aug. Joel Kinnaman Talks Season 5 "Unraveling" and Election Parallels," 2 June 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.

So Funny, It Hurts," 19 Nov. First Known Use of schmuck , in the meaning defined above. History and Etymology for schmuck Yiddish shmok , literally, penis. Learn More about schmuck. Resources for schmuck Time Traveler! Explore the year a word first appeared.

Dictionary Entries near schmuck schmo schmooze schmoozy schmuck schmutz Schnabel schnapper. Statistics for schmuck Look-up Popularity. Time Traveler for schmuck The first known use of schmuck was in See more words from the same year.

More Definitions for schmuck. English Language Learners Definition of schmuck. More from Merriam-Webster on schmuck See words that rhyme with schmuck Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for schmuck. Comments on schmuck What made you want to look up schmuck? Get Word of the Day daily email! Need even more definitions? Words at Play Living by the Sword: Ghost Word The story of an imaginary word that managed to sneak past our editors and enter the dictionary. Literally How to use a word that literally drives some people nuts.

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These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'schmuck.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Disclaimer. All content on this website, including dictionary, thesaurus, literature, geography, and other reference data is for informational purposes only. Schmuck, or shmuck, in American English is a pejorative term meaning one who is stupid or foolish, or an obnoxious, contemptible or detestable person. The word came into the English language from Yiddish (Yiddish: שמאָק ‎, shmok), where it has similar pejorative meanings, but where its literal meaning is a vulgar term for a penis.