schnook (n.) 1948, probably from Yiddish shnuk "elephant's trunk," or altered from SCHMUCK (Cf. schmuck) (q.v.), or perhaps from Ger. schnucke "a small sheep," used in U.S. Yiddish for "a customer easily persuaded, a sucker."

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