schmendrick

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Etymology[edit]

From Yiddishשמענדריק(shmendrik), from the name of a character in the operetta Shmendrik, oder di komishe Chaseneh (Schmendrik, or The Comical Wedding; ⁧שמענדריק, אָדער, די קאָמישע חתונה⁩) by Avrom Goldfaden.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈʃmɛndɹɪk/
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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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