schmatte

or shmat·te

[ shmah-tuh ]
/ ˈʃmɑ tə /

noun Slang.

an old ragged garment; tattered article of clothing.
any garment.

Nearby words

  1. schlump,
  2. schm-,
  3. schmalkalden,
  4. schmaltz,
  5. schmaltzy,
  6. schmear,
  7. schmeling,
  8. schmendrick,
  9. schmick,
  10. schmidt

Origin of schmatte

1965–70, Americanism; < Yiddish shmate rag < Polish szmata

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