Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Slang A stupid or easily victimized person; a dupe.

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  • n. A person who is easily taken advantage of.

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

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Yiddish shnuk, snout, schnook, from Lithuanian snukis, mug, snout.

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From Yiddish שנוק (shnuk), a person easily imposed upon or cheated.

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