Putz definition

pŭts
Frequency:
(slang) A fool; an idiot.
noun
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To behave in an idle manner; putter.
verb
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To waste time; putter (around)
verb
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A person regarded as stupid, simple, foolish, etc.
noun
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(slang) Penis.
noun
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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.

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(slang) Fool, idiot.
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(slang) Jerk.
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(slang) Waste time.

Stop putzing around.

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A decoration or ornament in the Nativity tradition, usually placed under a Christmas tree.
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(vulgar slang) A penis.
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The penis.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
putz
Plural:
putzes

Origin of putz

  • Yiddish pots penis, fool of unknown origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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 Wiktionary

  • From Pennsylvania German putz; compare archaic German Putz (“ornament, decoration, finery"), putzen (“to clean; decorate").

    From Wiktionary