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schmo

noun \ˈshmō\

Simple Definition of schmo

  • : an ordinary person who is not interesting or unusual in any way

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of schmo

plural schmoes

slang

  1. :  jerk 4a

Examples of schmo in a sentence

  1. They treated us like a bunch of schmoes.

  2. I'm just an ordinary schmo trying to make a living.



Variants of schmo

or schmoe play \ˈshmō\

Origin of schmo

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1947

Rhymes with schmo


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