- Schmuck is a Yiddish word for a jerk or for a foolish or contemptible person.
A loud obnoxious guy who everyone dislikes and makes fun of is an example of a schmuck.
Origin: E Yiddish shmok, literally , penis from Old Polish smok, grass snake, dragon
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also shmucknoun Slang
Origin: Yiddish shmok, penis, fool, probably from Polish smok, serpent, tail.