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[shmoo ts]
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noun Slang.
  1. dirt; filth; garbage.
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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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