schmutz

[shmoo ts]

noun Slang.

dirt; filth; garbage.

Nearby words

  1. schmoo,
  2. schmoose,
  3. schmooze,
  4. schmuck,
  5. schmutter,
  6. schmutzy,
  7. schm‐,
  8. schnabel,
  9. schnabel, artur,
  10. schnapper

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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