What is the difference between Schlemiel and Schmendrick?

The difference between schlemiel and schmendrick

is that "schlemiel" is a loser or a fool and "schmendrick" is a stupid person; a fool; a nincompoop.

schlemiel

schmendrick

Noun

  • A loser or a fool.
  • A person who is clumsy or who hurts others emotionally.

Noun

  • A stupid person; a fool; a nincompoop.

Examples

  • Some schmendrick from downstairs asked if you could turn down your stereo.