Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A foolish, annoying, or socially inept person.

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  • noun US, pejorative A foolish, incompetent, awkward, or contemptible person.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Possibly alteration of putz (perhaps influenced by Yiddish yold, fool, yat, fellow, guy, or yentsen, to have sexual intercourse).]

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From Yiddish.

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