schmutz

[shmoo ts]

noun Slang.

dirt; filth; garbage.

Origin of schmutz

1965–70; < 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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