Schmuck meaning

shmŭk
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(vulgar) The penis.
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A clumsy or stupid person; an oaf.
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(slang) A contemptible or foolish person; jerk.
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(pejorative) An item or person that is considered useless.
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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.

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(pejorative, US) A jerk; an unpleasant or detestable person.
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Origin of schmuck

  • Yiddish shmok penis, fool probably from Polish smok dragon Bulgarian smok grass-snake perhaps akin to Russian smoktat’ to suck (since folk tradition holds that snakes suck milk from livestock), of imitative origin

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

  • From Yiddish שמאָק (shmok, “penis"), from Old Polish smok (“dragon") or from German Schmuck (“jewellery") .

    From Wiktionary