The putz always gets himself in awkward situations.
A dumb person who cannot do anything right is an example of a putz.
- the penis: mildly vulgar
- a person regarded as stupid, simple, foolish, etc.
Origin of putzfrom Yiddish from Ger, finery, ornament
- Slang A fool; an idiot.
- Vulgar Slang A penis.
intransitive verbputzed, putz·ing, putz·es Slang
Origin of putzYiddish pots penis, fool of unknown origin
(third-person singular simple present putzes, present participle putzing, simple past and past participle putzed)
From Yiddish ×¤Ö¼×•×¥ (puts, “jerk, fool, penis"), probably a noun derivative of [script?] (putsn, “to clean, shine"); compare early modern German butzen (“to decorate"), modern German putzen.
From Pennsylvania German putz; compare archaic German Putz (“ornament, decoration, finery"), putzen (“to clean; decorate").