shmatte

[ shmah-tuh ]
/ ˈʃmɑ tə /

noun

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Definition for shmatte (2 of 2)

schmatte

or shmat·te

[ shmah-tuh ]
/ ˈʃmɑ tə /

noun Slang.

an old ragged garment; tattered article of clothing.
any garment.

Origin of schmatte

1965–70, Americanism; < Yiddish shmate rag < Polish szmata
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British Dictionary definitions for shmatte

shmatte
/ Yiddish (ˈʃmɑtə) /

noun

a rag
anything shabby
(modifier) clothes: a jocular usethe shmatte trade
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