putz

[puhts]
noun Slang.
1.
fool; jerk.
2.
Vulgar. penis.

Origin:
1900–05; < Yiddish puts literally, ornament, finery, probably noun derivative of putsn to clean, shine; compare early modern German butzen to decorate (German putzen to clean, brighten)

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putz (pʌts)
 
n
slang (US) a despicable or stupid person
 
[from Yiddish puts ornament]

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putz
"obnoxious man, fool," 1964, from Yiddish, from Ger. putz, lit. "finery, adornment," obviously used here in an ironic sense. Earlier in slang sense of "penis" (1934, in "Tropic of Cancer"); a non-ironic sense is in putz "Nativity display around a Christmas tree" (1902), from Pennsylvania Dutch.
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putz definition


  1. n.
    the penis. (Usually objectionable.) : He held his hands over his putz and ran for the bedroom.
  2. n.
    a stupid or obnoxious male; a stupid person. (Usually objectionable.) : What a stupid putz!
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Another smarmy politician growing old disgracefully as he preaches to others but can't keep his putz in his pants.
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