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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 a knockout beauty like Sarah is with a schlub like him. The tribute band, as it were, was just a bunch of schlubs in cheap costumes and makeup attempting to play KISS's greatest hits.

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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Now, in some contexts, the ordinary schlub may be not so schlubby.
Although the Schlub and Martsolf (1999) study showed low-grade nonhomophobia in 50 percent of subjects (n = 43), 93 percent of participants (n = 81) had orthodox Christian beliefs.
The hero is a friendless schlub who hires Hart's professional best man to make him look popular at his wedding, paying extra to find him seven groomsmen.
From all apparent evidence, he was a decent schlub trying to make things work in a system engineered to make his life miserable and recast his best efforts as criminal behavior.
Surely Michael hadn't been, you know, simply pretending to be a hopeless schlub in order to lull his fellow competitors into a false sense of security?
I look up, nine-foot ceilings, look down, tongue-and-groove white oak I laid myself, look around, a concatenation of odds and ends--a metal antelope from Africa, a 1940s toy scarecrow from Germany, a block of wood fashioned into a smiling schlub of a milkman I call Charlie, my latest Doppelganger.
19 demonstrates Brahms's literary education and sensibility, and shows that this volume of lieder is more than an unrelated combining of individual songs." See Mahlert, 73-74: "DaB die Holty-Vertonungen am Anfang und der Marike-Gesang am SchluB des Liederliefts stein, hat dither em n doppelten Sinn: Zuni einen 'beginnt' die Liebe, auf die sich das Erinnern des Schltifigesangs beziehen 15.14, im Erianungslied; nun andern 'wurzele Morike's (zeitgenossisi Poesie in der 5Iteren Holtys, setzt diese also vtirous.
In other words, while America's clod vice-president staggers around, pimping limply that only Obama had the guts to take the toughest decision anyone's ever had to take, the poor schlub who actually did have the guts, who actually took the tough decision in a part of the world where taking tough decisions can get you killed, languishes in a cell because Washington would not lift a finger to help him.
30), answers that by broadcasting a week in the life of an average schlub, after giving him one million dollars.
In Mark Crilley's newest graphic novel, Brody's Ghost, Brody is a down-and-out young man living in a beat-up cityscape; he's an unkempt, out-of-shape, messy schlub of a guy slipping even further down due to a break-up with his girlfriend.
You're not Princess Grace; you're some schlub from Cleveland.
He plays everything from a leading man to a supreme schlub, and he has the ability to keep audiences rooting for him, no matter how much of a jerk he plays." "I don't think anyone feels threatened by me in any way," Rudd says.
Among men, the Tough Guy, the Consummate Gentleman, the Upstanding Fellow, the Outsider, the Schlub, the Permanent Child, the Destroyed Adolescent, the Man Who Consumes Himself to Death have all been constantly reinvented.
I chose Skidmore College because I wanted to major in something other than metalsmithing, but I still wanted to continue to make jewelry, and there aren't many colleges out there that let any old schlub take such a specified art class without majoring in it.
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.