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shmatte

[shmah-tuh] /ˈʃmɑ tə/
noun
1.

schmatte

or shmatte

[shmah-tuh] /ˈʃmɑ tə/
noun, Slang.
1.
an old ragged garment; tattered article of clothing.
2.
any garment.
Origin of schmatte
1965-1970
1965-70, Americanism; < Yiddish shmate rag < Polish szmata
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British Dictionary definitions for shmatte

shmatte

/ˈʃmɑtə/
noun
1.
a rag
2.
anything shabby
3.
(modifier) clothes: a jocular use: the shmatte trade
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schmatte

noun

(also schmattah or schmatteh or shmatte or shmotte) A shabby or unstylish garment: She had on a tired old schmattah

[1970+; fr Yiddish shmatte, literally ''rag'']

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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