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
- IPA: /ˈʃmɛndrɪk/
schmendrick (plural schmendricks)
- a stupid person, a fool, a nincompoop
- Some schmendrick from downstairs asked if you could turn down your stereo.