shnook

NOUN
  1. (Yiddish) a gullible simpleton more to be pitied than despised
    don't be such an apologetic shnook
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How To Use shnook In A Sentence

  • And, of course, there's the lovable dough-faced shnook in the front office, Robert "Fall Guy National Review Online
  • Just as, if you think about it, those shaving cream pies "awarded" to the unsuspecting face of game MVPs might one of these days result in some poor shnook winging up on the disabled list after getting poked in the eye. Billy Altman: Jim Joyce Gets Call Wrong, Life Right: I'll Take it
  • The Yiddishism shnook is not derived from German Schnucke, “a small or weak sheep.” The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time
  • Even though that lifestyle entails risking one's life and enduring lots of drama and conflict, Henry accepts his cost -- like many American's do -- so that he doesn't have to live the rest of his life "like a shnook" as he says at the end of the movie. Michael Rugnetta: My Problem with Jersey Shore
  • Synonymous with jerk or the more recent nerd, shnook is an Americanized Yiddishism probably derived from the German Schnucke, “a small or weak sheep.” The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time
  • For those of you are sic who are non-Canadian, Don Cherry is the very redneck, rightwing loudmouth shnook who hosts Hockey Night in Canada. Gay Marriage, the NHL, Breakfast with Scot, Prop 8
  • And most any shnook knows at least a little. it's Yiddish and, according to an article, "Lawsuit, Shmawsuit," in the December issue of the august Yale Law Journal, lawyers 'bookshelves ought to make way for Leo Rosten. Shnook & Shnook
  • don't be such an apologetic shnook
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