an unfortunate, timid or pathetic per-son. The word is Yiddish, but apparently was coined in the USA. It is probably related to the German schnucki: dar-ling, or schnuck: a small sheep.

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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  • schnook — [ʃnuk] n AmE informal [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: Perhaps from German schnucke small sheep or Yiddish shnuk snout ] a stupid person …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • schnook — [ ʃnuk ] noun count AMERICAN INFORMAL someone who is stupid …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • schnook — (n.) 1948, probably from Yiddish shnuk elephant s trunk, or altered from SCHMUCK (Cf. schmuck) (q.v.), or perhaps from Ger. schnucke a small sheep, used in U.S. Yiddish for a customer easily persuaded, a sucker …   Etymology dictionary

  • schnook — ☆ schnook [shnook ] n. [< Yiddish ? altered < SCHMUCK] Slang a person easily imposed upon or cheated; pitifully meek person …   English World dictionary

  • schnook — noun A person who is easily taken advantage of. He’s just a schnook. She’s obviously using him but he keeps coming back for more abuse …   Wiktionary

  • schnook — AND schnuck; shnook [Jnuk] n. a naive person; a dope. (Yiddish.) □ The guy’s a schnook with a heart of gold. □ What’s a good looking dame like her doing with a shnook like him? …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • Schnook, Außendeichsflächen bei Geversdorf — 53.7941666666679.1080555555556 Koordinaten: 53° 47′ 39″ N, 9° 6′ 29″ O …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • schnook — noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1940 slang a stupid or unimportant person ; dolt …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • schnook — /shnook/, n. Slang. an unimportant or stupid person; dope. [1945 50, Amer.; of uncert. orig.] * * * …   Universalium

  • schnook — n. fool, stupid person (Slang) …   English contemporary dictionary

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