noun \ˈshmīs\

Definition of schmeiss



  1. :  a bid in klaberjass that requires the opponent to accept the bidder's trump suit or abandon the hand

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Origin and Etymology of schmeiss

German schmeissen to fling, throw away, from Middle High German smīzen to stroke, smear, strike, from Old High German -smīzan (in bismīzan to defile, stain) — more at smite

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to cast off or become cast off

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