1) A very clever sketch performed by the Monty Python boys consisting of a group of blundering cardinals dressed in silly red hats who laugh diabolically and torture unsuspecting english persons with dish-drying racks. Amongst their weaponry are such diverse elements as: fear, surprise, ruthless efficiency, an almost fanatical devotion to the Pope, and nice red uniforms...
2) What nobody expects.
1) One who is both an incompetent fool and a lily-livered coward... at the same time.
**It requires extraordinary talent to qualify as both a pussy and a schmuck.
2) Used to describe exceptionally moronic figures in history whose boneheaded decisions lead to the further cultural/political destruction of their nation, continent, or planet.
Namely, Louis XVI of France.
pussy-schmuck is acceptable, but NEVER pussyschmuck.
Louis XVI was such a pussy schmuck. Not only was he oblivious to the events leading up to the French Revolution, but he tried to flee the country when the radicals took over the government.