schlub


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schlub

and zhlub (ʃləb and ʒləb)
n. a dull, unpolished person, usually a male. (Yiddish.) I spent the whole evening listening to that schlub from New Hampshire.
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Tiber himself may have been a schlub, but by a weird coincidence he was still in touch with an old high school pal who was now a big-time promoter in need of a large outdoor venue.
After months spent waiting to see if some poor schlub could hit the Mirage half-court challenge, what Dustin Hoffman would do on the Kiss Cam, and checking out which celebrities were in the front row, the action on the court was more compelling than anything going on in the stands.
Judged on face value, these spoofs are funny because they feature a nerdish schlub who dares to impersonate a Hollywood heartthrob.
Segel stars as a boozy, self-pitying schlub whose TV starlet girlfriend has left him for a cretinous but laciviously charming rock star played by English comic Russell Brand in his first, and definitely not last, American role.
What we need, I thought, is a list which any schlub can complete and here it is: the Eight Things You Might Wanna Do, If You Can Be Bothered, Like.
LAS VEGAS-It may not be the beloved San Francisco, former home to the Gourmet Products Show, but Las Vegas is no schlub in the fun-cities-to-visit department.
Maybe what wine marketers need to show is more of the pinot passion of Miles Raymond, a regular schlub who loves wine and embraces it.
With Crumb as the initial illustrator, American Splendor made its debut in 1976, the first comic to deal with ordinary characters starring Harvey as a sort of schlub superhero doing battle, as do we all, with the tedium and vicissitudes of everyday life.
As a Mae West fan with a secret, Lipitz was vulnerable and real--the schlub next door.
No one's a schlub," she recently told The New York Times.
Indeed, it is as much the astonishing realism of the three cretinous high-school students Suzanne enlists for her documentary Teens Speak Out (and subsequently lures into a plot to kill her inconvenient schlub husband, played by the still nibbly Matt Dillon) as it is Suzanne's high-octane craziness that makes the movie.
They miss an era when a complete schlub like Bill Farley could show up, become the Underwear King overnight, and then announce plans to run for president.
Josh Gad is a friendless schlub who hires Hart's professional best man for his wedding to The Big Bang Theory's Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, paying extra to find him seven groomsmen.
LOS ANGELES -- The first version of the script for "The Wedding Ringer,'' a new comedy about a friendless schlub who rents a best man for his big day, was written back in 2002 -- a fact that partly accounts for the whiff of stale leftovers that hangs over the movie from start to finish.
The late star is a Philadelphia schlub with a gambling problem whose marriage to Mad Men's Christina Hendricks comes under pressure when he blows the money meant for her son's funeral.