- an old ragged garment; tattered article of clothing.
- any garment.
Origin of schmatte
1965–70, Americanism; < Yiddish shmate rag < Polish szmata
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- a rag
- anything shabby
- (modifier) clothes: a jocular usethe shmatte trade