American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Slang Variant of schnook.
- n. (Yiddish) a gullible simpleton more to be pitied than despised
“Just as, if you think about it, those shaving cream pies "awarded" to the unsuspecting face of game MVPs might one of these days result in some poor shnook winging up on the disabled list after getting poked in the eye.”
“Even though that lifestyle entails risking one's life and enduring lots of drama and conflict, Henry accepts his cost -- like many American's do -- so that he doesn't have to live the rest of his life "like a shnook" as he says at the end of the movie.”
“And most any shnook knows at least a little. it's Yiddish and, according to an article, "Lawsuit, Shmawsuit," in the December issue of the august Yale Law Journal, lawyers 'bookshelves ought to make way for Leo Rosten.”
“For those of you are sic who are non-Canadian, Don Cherry is the very redneck, rightwing loudmouth shnook who hosts Hockey Night in Canada.”
“The Yiddishism shnook is not derived from German Schnucke, “a small or weak sheep.””
“Synonymous with jerk or the more recent nerd, shnook is an Americanized Yiddishism probably derived from the German Schnucke, “a small or weak sheep.””
“And, of course, there's the lovable dough-faced shnook in the front office, Robert "Fall Guy”
“The final image of Hill living out his life in a bland, unnamed suburb chosen by Witness Protection bureaucrats shows us a caged animal who yearns to be free from the mundane American idyll: "I get to live the rest of my life as a shnook," he says.”
“Poor shnook, I would have felt sorry for him but I was fighting just to stay awake.”
“* note: That's not to say I'm taking Blog's side here, I'm not, he's a shnook!”
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