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[shmoh] /ʃmoʊ/
noun, plural shmoes.
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British Dictionary definitions for shmo


noun (pl) shmoes
a variant form of schmo
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  1. A naive and hapless person; fool; goof: I've been standing here like a schmoe for 20 minutes
  2. A person; man; guy: Them big-time schmoes was stockholders

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joe schmo

[1947+; perhaps a euphemistic alteration of Yiddish shmok, ''penis''; perhaps a quasi-Yiddish coinage for amusing effect; the term has been adopted into American Yiddish]


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