schm-

prefix

variants or shm-
shm
used to form a rhyming term of derision by replacing the initial consonant or consonant cluster of a word or by preceding the initial vowel
fancy, schmancy, I prefer plain
Godfather-shmodfather—enough alreadyJudith Crist

Word History

Etymology

Yiddish shm-

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“Schm-.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/schm-. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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