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    K-B26907
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    What is the real meaning of the word ‘schmuck’? I’ve heard it just means ‘idiot,’ and then I’ve heard it means something really, really bad.
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    I’m surprised that the many Jewish readers and posters to Y? Forum missed this cute little question. ‘Schmuck’ (or any other spelling variation) is Jewish (actually the language is Yiddish – a European polyglot of German, Russian, Polish, etc.) slang for ‘penis.’ The equivalent in modern-day U.S. English would be ‘dick.’ The use of this word is to diss someone, as in ‘You schmuck!’ The idea is to demean the other person, not specifically to name them as a penis. Get the picture?

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    Name : Al, Gender : M, Race : White/Caucasian, Religion : Christian, Age : 49, City : Ottawa (Ontario), State : NA Country : Canada, Occupation : audio engineer, Education level : Over 4 Years of College, Social class : Middle class, 
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