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Definition of schnook noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

schnook

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ʃnʊk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ʃnʊk//
 
(North American English, informal, disapproving)
 
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a stupid or unimportant person Word Origin 1940s: perhaps from German Schnucke ‘small sheep’ or from Yiddish shnuk ‘snout’.
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