schmutz

[ shmoots ]
/ ʃmʊts /

noun Slang.

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Origin of schmutz

First recorded in1965–70; from Yiddish shmuts or German Schmutz, Middle High German smuz; cf. smudge, smut, Middle English bismotered “bespattered, soiled” (all presumably expressive variants of same Germanic base)
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