schmo

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noun \ˈshmō\
variants: or

schmoe

Definition of schmo

plural

schmoes

slang

  1. :  jerk 1a

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.

Origin and Etymology of schmo

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1947


SCHMO Defined for English Language Learners

schmo

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noun \ˈshmō\

Definition of schmo for English Language Learners

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

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