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schlub

slang A dull, dowdy, or untalented person; someone who is generally unattractive, uninspiring, or unremarkable. From Yiddish. I'll never understand why such a knockout beauty as she is with a schlub like him. The tribute band, as it were, was just a bunch of schlubs in cheap costumes and makeup playing KISS's greatest hits—and playing them badly, at that.

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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The young men in the class--wearing those long, goofy basketball shorts with a lanyard hanging out of one pocket--look like, well, schlubs. It's not altogether clear that these boy-men will soon be doing anything interesting or important, including becoming husbands and fathers.
That Solondz declines to give Abe a measure of tragic grandeur makes the point no less forcefully: Attention must be paid, even to schlubs.
As a general rule, DDR gamers do not have the chiseled physiques of, say, Miami Dolphins defensive end Jason Taylor, but neither are they the kind of lazy schlubs you might imagine chained to some dragon slayer video game in the basement.
The world of nutritional supplements, steroids, and all the other little chemicals designed to turn schlubs into stars makes your Field Correspondent a little queasy.
Perhaps more accurately, Dobbs got momentarily wobbly at the sight of workaday schlubs on far lower rungs of the journalistic ladder becoming paper millionaires overnight by virtue of working for such now-forgotten webzines as Quokka Sports, Garden.com, and NextCard.
But then, even if you could live with the sweet conceit that two schlubs could connect to two interesting women, Payne takes it one ludicrous step further with an ending that's right out of delusion-ville.
Meanwhile the schlubs in the boardroom are getting rich off his efforts and our irritation.
In a shrinking Hollywood, "Downsizin is a clever inversion of scale: a high-concept, large-canvas science-fiction from a filmmaker who specializes in the lives of profoundly ordinary schlubs.
Playing a couple of schlubs framed for bank robbery, director Sidney Poitier (yes, that Sidney Poitier) wrings every drop of humour from their struggle with life inside.
Blame Judd Apatow and his merry band of schlubs: We've all seen this guy and his receding Jew-fro before.
Parrying attempts to paint them as a "media elite," journalists should present themselves as ordinary schlubs who do it for love, not a big salary.
The women are sexier, the schlubs, schlubbier," Michael said.
Alan Scherstuhl wrote in memory of Walker "He was a transparent hunk, somehow convincing audiences he was more like us schlubs in the seats than he was like Vin Diesel, The Rock, or the Abercrombie models he actually resembled.