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Princeton's WordNet

  1. schmuck, shmuck, schmo, shmonoun

    (Yiddish) a jerk


  1. schmucknoun

    The penis.

  2. schmucknoun

    An item or person that is considered useless.

  3. schmucknoun

    A jerk; an unpleasant or detestable person.


  1. schmuck

    A schmuck is a term, often used in American slang especially of Yiddish origin, to refer to someone who is foolish, obnoxious, contemptible, or detestable. It is often used as an insult or a term of disparagement. In some contexts, it can also imply someone who is clumsy or unlucky.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Schmuck is ranked #17202 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Schmuck surname appeared 1,646 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Schmuck.

    96.2% or 1,584 total occurrences were White.
    1.2% or 20 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.1% or 19 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.5% or 9 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.4% or 8 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.3% or 6 total occurrences were Black.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of schmuck in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of schmuck in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of schmuck in a Sentence

  1. Jack Benny:

    A scout troop consists of twelve little kids dressed like schmucks following a big schmuck dressed like a kid.

  2. George Clooney:

    It just seems that we've gotten used to the idea that some schmuck can get up on television and tell you where to put your money and they do it out of entertainment, and people listen to them and do it and lose things in real life, and the rest of the world goes on unhurt by all these things.

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    come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort
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