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zhlob

[zhlawb, zhluhb] /ʒlɔb, ʒlʌb/
noun, Slang.
1.
a clumsy, stupid person.
Also, zhlub, schlub, shlub.
Origin
< Yiddish zhlob, zhlub yokel, boor < Polish żłób (genitive żłoba) blockhead, literally, trough, manger, cognate with Czech žlab, Russian zhëlob gutter, channel
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zhlub

noun

(also schlub or shlub or shlubbo or zhlob or zshlub) A coarse person; a boorish man; jerk, slob: the presence of fine wines and the absence of shlubs/ replied Angela as she glided off to cut the poor schlub out of her will/ Lieberman was the worst. Lieberman was a real zshlub

[1964+; fr Yiddish fr Slavic, ''coarse fellow'']


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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