schmendrick

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Yiddish שמענדריק (shmendrik), from the name of a character in the operetta Shmendrik, oder Die komishe Chaseneh (Schmendrik or The Comical Wedding) by Avrom Goldfaden

PronunciationEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • shmendrick

NounEdit

schmendrick (plural schmendricks)

  1. a stupid person, a fool, a nincompoop
    Some schmendrick from downstairs asked if you could turn down your stereo.

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Last modified on 4 November 2013, at 06:06