- The definition of a putz is a silly, foolish, stupid or worthless person who can't do anything right.
A dumb person who cannot do anything right is an example of a putz.
- the penis
- a person regarded as stupid, simple, foolish, etc.
Origin of putz; from Yiddish ; from German 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 פּוץ (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”).