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15:26 Apr 2, 2004
Yiddish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Other / Yiddish term for a person
Yiddish term or phrase: schmendrick
a Yiddish term for a person. I think its a fool, but want to know if its a mean person who is a fool-If not what word in Yiddish would express that added element of meaness to foolishness

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5schmendrick - fool, jerk



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schmendrick - fool, jerk

A schmendrick can mean both a fool and a jerk

Note added at 2004-04-02 21:51:13 (GMT)

Another meaning is someone who is short and thin, a pipsqueak.

Hope this helps.

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neutral  AbuTomek: ãàÈñ àéæ ùåéï àÇï àìèò ôÏøàÇâò, àÈáòø àééòø òðèôÏòø àéæ ðéè øéëèé÷. àåéó òáøéú àéæ òñ øéëèé÷ àÈáòø ðéùè **àåéó ééãéù** áëìì And if you can't read that...shmendrik (YIDDISH) is a ridiculous person, someone who should be ashamed of himself, or an upstart.
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