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Synonyms for shnook

(Yiddish) a gullible simpleton more to be pitied than despised


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For example: When Bowfinger wants someone to perform a low-budget (and therefore life-threatening) feat for his cameras-dashing across eight lanes of freeway traffic-he assures the poor shnook that the cars are all operated by stunt drivers.
You're not going to work for these shnooks anymore--you're going into business.
And this castration of his son was not something to be hidden--it was shared with the world at the Automat, with the poor shnooks of Manhattan.
com - whose motto is, in fact, ``Because pets can't drive'' - didn't drive, but he sure pestered poor shnooks who do.