schmendrick

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Etymology[edit]

From Yiddish שמענדריק (shmendrik), from the name of a character in the operetta Shmendrik, oder Die komishe Chaseneh (Schmendrik or The Comical Wedding) by Avrom Goldfaden

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Noun[edit]

schmendrick (plural schmendricks)

  1. a stupid person, a fool, a nincompoop
    Some schmendrick from downstairs asked if you could turn down your stereo.

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