shmuck

Pronunciations

Definitions

  • n. Annoying, irritating person (lit. penis).

Example Sentences

  • "That guy is such a shmuck--I wish he would just leave."

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • שמאָק shmok '(vulgar) penis, prick; fool, jackass'

    • Who Uses This

      • Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
      • Non-Jews: (words that have spread outside of Jewish networks)

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      Dictionaries

      • The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003[1968]).
      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).

      Alternative Spellings

      shmok, schmock, schmuck, shmuk

Notes

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