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
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Related Words for schmoclod, dunce, stooge, blockhead, victim, lightweight, bore, sap, nerd, dolt, turkey, oaf, cretin, idiot, nitwit, simple, innocent, moron, boob, jackass
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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.Gaming the Twitter IPO
October 4, 2013
noun plural schmoes or shmoes
US slang a dull, stupid, or boring person
Word Origin for schmo
from Yiddish shmok
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