[ shmoh ]
/ ʃmoʊ /
noun, plural schmoes.Slang.
a foolish, boring, or stupid person; a jerk.
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Also schmoe . Sometimes shmo .
Origin of schmo
An Americanism dating back to 1945–50; of obscure origin
Words nearby schmo
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Example sentences from the Web for schmo
The founders and bosses will have Class A shares – one share, one vote – just like any schmo who buys in at the IPO.
British Dictionary definitions for schmo
/ (ʃməʊ) /
noun plural schmoes or shmoes
US slang a dull, stupid, or boring person
Word Origin for schmo
from Yiddish shmok
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