Stephen Bahl (nedu) wrote in copwsrowtel,
Stephen Bahl
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Eponymization!

"schmendrik" (SHMEN-drik) "also shmendrik, schmendrick, shmendrick"

A foolish, clueless, and naive person.

[After the name of the title character in an operetta by Abraham Goldfaden
(1840-1908).]

"With his nasal whine and ill-fitting, slush-sprayed suit, [comedian Eugene Levy] played the sort of obnoxious schmendrik that would prove his trademark." --Guy Leshinski; The Importance of Being Eugene; Toronto Life (Canada); Nov 2002
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