Top definition. Yiddish for small penis. Not a flattering term. Often used to describe a person in unflattering terms. Herbie is such a schmeckel he can't get the same date twice. Herbie's such a schmeckel the girls at the office nicknamed him " Is it In?
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Schlong , when used as a noun, is a Yiddish word for penis—and a pretty vulgar one at that. But when used as a verb, is it even a word? Should it be considered a misogynistic insult? A malapropism? Probably the most common schm- Yiddishism is schmuck. Another word for male genitals, schmuck is used all the time in English to describe someone who is foolish, obnoxious or detestable. Actor Harrison Ford made headlines last spring when, while landing his small plane at a California airport, he unwittingly touched down on the taxiway instead of the runway.
Schmuck , or shmuck , is a pejorative term meaning one who is stupid or foolish, or an obnoxious, contemptible or detestable person. Shtekl became shmeckle , in a kind of baby-rhyming thing, and shmeckle became shmuck. Shmeckle is prepubescent and not a dirty word, but shmuck , the non- diminutive , became obscene. On the other hand, the Online Etymology Dictionary and the American Heritage Dictionary indicate that the Yiddish word shmok derives from Old Polish smok " grass snake , dragon.