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schnook

1. slang A foolish, gullible person; a pushover. From Yiddish. I can't believe you convinced that schnook to transfer his entire life savings into your account! I felt like such a schnook after falling for their prank.
2. slang An utterly worthless or insignificant person; a loser. From Yiddish. Mary's new boyfriend is a total schnook. He couldn't even finish his associate's degree! She's always been a bit of a schnook, just coasting by in life with no real ambition.
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schnook

and schnuck and shnook (ʃnʊk)
n. a naive person; a dope. (Yiddish.) What’s a good-looking dame like her doing with a shnook like him?

schnuck

verb
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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