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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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.
Indeed, you've only got to go online to see the vitriolic reaction that's heaped upon the poor schlub who inadvertently gives the game away as to how some new celluloid blockbuster or long-running cult series pans out - honestly, it's vicious.
Suddenly the everyday schlub could bend it like David Beckham and have an easy style that's as at home in Yankee Stadium as Pier 1 Imports.
Alexander Skarsgard, the fourth corner of this squalid rectangle, plays Lincoln as the quintessential nice guy, a weak-willed schlub who belatedly awakens to how Susanna has been using him.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.