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or schmoe

noun, plural schmoes. Slang.
  1. a foolish, boring, or stupid person; a jerk.
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Origin of schmo

An Americanism dating back to 1945–50; of obscure origin
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British Dictionary definitions for schmoe



noun plural schmoes or shmoes
  1. US slang a dull, stupid, or boring person
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Word Origin

from Yiddish shmok
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Word Origin and History for schmoe


also schmo, "idiot, fool," 1948, euphemized form of schmuck.

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