Definition of


  1. (noun, person) (Yiddish) a gullible simpleton more to be pitied than despised

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Synonyms of Schnook


Alternate forms of Schnook

Hypernyms: simple, simpleton

Origin of the word Schnook

  1. 1948, probably from Yiddish shnuk "elephant's trunk," or altered from schmuck (q.v.), or perhaps from Ger. schnucke "a small sheep," used in U.S. Yiddish for "a customer easily persuaded, a sucker." more

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