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putz  (puts),USA pronunciation n. [Slang.]
  1. Slang Termsfool;
    jerk.
  2. Slang Terms Vulgar. penis.
  • Yiddish puts literally, ornament, finery, probably noun, nominal derivative of putsn to clean, shine; compare early modern German butzen to decorate (German putzen to clean, brighten)
  • 1900–05


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putz /pʌts/ n
  1. US slang a despicable or stupid person
Etymology: from Yiddish puts ornament



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