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schmatte

or shmat·te

[ shmah-tuh ]
/ ˈʃmɑ tə /
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noun Slang.
an old ragged garment; tattered article of clothing.
any garment.
a rag.
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Origin of schmatte

An Americanism dating back to 1965–70; from Yiddish shmate “rag,” from Polish szmata
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