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Schmuck (or shmuck)

Posted by Bob on September 25, 2003

In Reply to: Schmuck (or shmuck) posted by R. Berg on September 25, 2003

: : I am currently watching a movie named "The Life of David Gale" in which Kevin Spacey's character states, roughly, that the word "schmuck" is a jewish word in reference to the part of the male penis discarded during circumcision. I checked archives and found no such reference. Any truth to such claim?

: "Shmuck" is a Yiddish word meaning the whole penis.

There's a little embedded Yiddish humor in the word, as it is derived from the German word for jewelry, or decoration. A decorative pendant ....