American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Slang A stupid or easily victimized person; a dupe.
- n. slang A person who is easily taken advantage of.
- n. (Yiddish) a gullible simpleton more to be pitied than despised
- From Yiddish שנוק (shnuk), a person easily imposed upon or cheated. (Wiktionary)
- Yiddish shnuk, snout, schnook, from Lithuanian snukis, mug, snout. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Mr. CHALFIE: So, okay, who's the schnook that got the prize this time?”
“I opened up my laptop and I got to the Nobel Prize site and I found out I was the schnook.”
“I had always marveled at him for this, at the effrontery that this Brooklyn schnook possessed, to actually want to stand up there before crowds of strangers, joking and preening and laughing at his own written words in his inimitable Coney Islandese.”
“He told any lie to sell fake land to some poor schnook, but he loved what he was doing, and in turn the audience loved him, including me.”
“This week's episode made good use of rising stars Bobby Steggart (as a boyish client) and Anika Noni Rose (as sleek opposing counsel), while Rubicon's Dallas Roberts stole every one of his scenes as Alicia's sardonic gay brother, still urging her to leave her schnook of a husband.”
“Examples: A suicidal schnook leaps from a building and falls directly on Harry, and she makes him her paralegal.”
“He's hounded at work by grotesque boors, including a lascivious boss played by Buffy's Anthony Head — reprising his role from the original British series, which BBC America will begin showing next month — who keep urging the schnook to "get back on the horse.”
“I felt like a schnook pulling into the campus parking lot at the University of Colorado, Boulder in my gas-guzzling SUV.”
“It chronicles Mr. Stoller's 40-week chance to break out of the schnook box as a writer for "Seinfeld.”
“The schnook, he says, is "the role I was born to play.”
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By the Coen brothers, 1990.
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