schm-

prefix
variants: or shm- \ shm \

Definition of schm-

used to form a rhyming term of derision by replacing the initial consonant or consonant cluster of a word or by preceding the initial vowelfancy, schmancy, I prefer plainGodfather-shmodfather—enough already— Judith Crist

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Yiddish shm-

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“Schm-.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/schm-. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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