What is the meaning of the word `schmuck'?
First, let's deal with the pronunciation. The `sch' is like the `sh' in `she', `sheep' and `ship', and the `muck' rhymes with `luck', `duck', and `suck'. This slang word is of Yiddish rigin and is used to refer to a man who arouses disgust in you; you find this individual repulsive. This is just one of the meanings of the word. It's a rude term of address, and therefore you should use this word with caution.
*I can't believe that she is going to marry a schmuck like him.
*Who is the schmuck standing there in pink pants?
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