or schmoe


noun, plural schmoes. Slang.

a foolish, boring, or stupid person; a jerk.

Origin of schmo

An Americanism dating back to 1945–50; of obscure origin Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for schmo

Contemporary Examples of schmo

  • The founders and bosses will have Class A shares – one share, one vote – just like any schmo who buys in at the IPO.

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    Gaming the Twitter IPO

    Daniel Gross

    October 4, 2013

British Dictionary definitions for schmo



noun plural schmoes or shmoes

US slang a dull, stupid, or boring person

Word Origin for schmo

from Yiddish shmok
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