\ ˈshmō How to pronounce schmo (audio) \
variants: or schmoe
plural schmoes

Definition of schmo


Examples of schmo in a Sentence

They treated us like a bunch of schmoes. I'm just an ordinary schmo trying to make a living.
Recent Examples on the Web The endless first episode focuses on a showdown between the rock star and Rand Gauthier (Seth Rogen), a regular schmo working on the Lees' decadent mansion. Darren Franich,, 26 Jan. 2022 Sure, Toronto’s leading scorer ran amok in the first half, with the Spurs treating him like an anonymous undrafted schmo instead of, well, Toronto’s leading score. Jeff Mcdonald, San Antonio Express-News, 4 Jan. 2022 But what do these affluent tourists get that the average schmo doesn’t? Tiffini Theisen,, 12 Aug. 2021 President Trump is among the crowd ticked off that Country House—a 65-to-1 long shot; a schmo, a nuthin’, a nobody, really—was awarded the Derby Saturday after initial winner... Jason Gay, WSJ, 6 May 2019 Eli doesn’t demand a private catch with just any schmo off the street. Sean Keeler, The Denver Post, 10 Aug. 2019 Barry—like every other schmo fresh off the plane at LAX—wants to be in pictures. Rachel Syme, The New Republic, 23 Mar. 2018 Some poor schmo got a little too feisty rushing the passer and Brady hit his hand on a helmet when following through on a throw. Gary Gramling,, 20 Jan. 2018 Her focus is not herself but ordinary schmoes who sweat, toil, dream and sometimes scheme to make their communities better places. Dave Shiflett, WSJ, 14 Sep. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of schmo

1937, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for schmo

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“Schmo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2022.

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