(used to form jocular, usually derisive reduplications): our rich aunt in her fancy-schmancy clothes.
Like vs. Like-Like: A Look at Reduplication in EnglishYou can like someone, and then you can LIKE-like someone. These two things, though they both involve liking, have different meanings. The first one could mean that you like a person as a friend or you have a crush on that person, depending on the context. However, the second type of like—the LIKE-like—unambiguously implies that you have a crush. What’s happening here when like is …
- schnabel, artur,
Origin of schm‐
From the Yiddish word shm‐
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simple harmonic motion
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