שמאָק

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Yiddish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Possibly from Old Polish smok (dragon). Alternatively from the verb Middle High German smucken, archaic German schmucken, which has several meanings respectively allowing different semantic connections: “to squeeze, press, fit into something tight”; “to hug, snuggle, kiss”; “to adorn, decorate”. (The last of these senses is less likely, but compare German Schmuck (jewellery) and English crown jewels.)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

שמאָק (shmokm, diminutive שמעקל(shmekl)

  1. (offensive, derogatory) idiot
  2. (offensive, derogatory) dick (a contemptible person)
  3. (offensive) dupe (a naive person)
  4. (offensive, vulgar, anatomy) penis

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: schmuck
  • Russian: чмо n (čmo)