zhlubby

zhlubby

slang Dull, unattractive, dowdy, clumsy, or socially awkward. The character was initially presented as little more than an obnoxious, zhlubby nobody, but as the show continued he was given more nuance and depth, and he eventually became one of the most relatable and sympathetic characters in modern television. Samantha's new boyfriend looks like a zhlubby version of Mark Wahlberg.

zhlubby

(ˈʒləbi)
mod. dull; boorish. (see also schlub.) I can’t sit through this zhlubby thing one more minute.
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It was something that you shaped out of the raw data, brought out of the clay of zhlubby, boring politics, reborn with heroes and villains, triumphs and reverses, neverending story lines--what TV executives call 'flow.' And the beauty of it was that the viewers--the voters--were the protagonists, victims of evil Kenyan socialist overlords, or rebels, coming to take the government back.