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n. - (Yiddish) a gullible simpleton more to be pitied than despised.

Usage examples (10)
  • Don't be such an apologetic shnook
  • Even though that lifestyle entails risking one's life and enduring lots of drama and conflict, Henry accepts his cost -- like many American's do -- so that he doesn't have to...
  • Poor shnook, I would have felt sorry for him but I was fighting just to stay awake.
  • And, of course, there's the lovable dough-faced shnook in the front office, Robert "Fall Guy" for more
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