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From Yiddish שמאָק (shmok, penis). Further origin uncertain. Possibly from Old Polish smok (dragon). Alternatively from the verb Middle High German smucken, archaic German schmucken, which has several meanings respectively allowing different semantic connections: “to squeeze, press, fit into something tight”; “to hug, snuggle, kiss”; “to adorn, decorate”. (The last of these senses is less likely, but compare German Schmuck (jewellery) and English crown jewels.)

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schmuck (plural schmucks)

  1. (colloquial, vulgar) The penis.
  2. (colloquial, pejorative) A useless item or person.
  3. (colloquial, pejorative, US) A jerk; an unpleasant or detestable person.

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *smukkaz (something slipped into)

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schmuck (comparative schmucker, superlative am schmucksten)

  1. (dated) pretty, spruce

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