schm‐

or shm‐


prefix

(used to form jocular, usually derisive reduplications): our rich aunt in her fancy-schmancy clothes.

Nearby words

  1. schmooze,
  2. schmuck,
  3. schmutter,
  4. schmutz,
  5. schmutzy,
  6. schnabel,
  7. schnabel, artur,
  8. schnapper,
  9. schnapps,
  10. schnauzer

Origin of schm‐

From the Yiddish word shm‐

S.H.M.

or s.h.m.

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British Dictionary definitions for shm

SHM

abbreviation for

simple harmonic motion
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