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:
(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.
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“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.