YWOTD: Putz

The Yiddish Word Of The Day being “exposed” on Roland’s Ramblings is putz.
Shall we take a look at putz?

The Urban Dictionary has quite a few definitions for the word ‘putz’ one of which is:

1. putz
(n) a stupid, ignorant person; someone who doesn’t pay attention to anything going on; one who makes stupid remarks
**bumps into a pole on the sidewalk, then a person, keeps going** J: what a putz! didn’t he see me here??”

See all the colorful definitions for putz over at Urban Dictionary.

Click on over to Yahoo! Answers to read the very colorful responses to the question:
“What does the word “putz” mean, and what is it’s origen [sic]?”

To conclude this entry of Roland’s Ramblings –

Putz: literally, a diminutive form of penis; a prick. Used, as we do in English to describe a nasty, unlikable man. A putz generally has no real power, except to make your life miserable or at least unpleasant, often in a passive-aggressive way.

ref: BubbyGram Yiddish Glossary

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I have been: an organization development consultant; a college-level instructor of political science, psychology, and sociology; a public administrator; a social worker; an elected official; a political operative; a community activist; a union official; a shoe salesman and manager, a factory worker; a fast food restaurant employee; and, a custodian.
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