variants or schmoe
plural schmoes

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 broad contours of his arc, from an ordinary schmo to a beloved TV star hobnobbing with celebrities and signing his own development deal, are as classic as Hollywood fairy tales get. Angie Han, The Hollywood Reporter, 28 Dec. 2023 When given a guitar by Bob Marley’s family, DJ Khaled acted a total schmo, displaying zero respect for fine hardwoods , and seemed to take himself seriously while doing it. Jonathan Rowe, SPIN, 7 Dec. 2023 When beautiful movie stars take the brave step of impersonating regular schmoes, with flawed physiques and imperfectly proportioned appendages, praise and prizes often follow. Jody Rosen, The New Yorker, 7 Oct. 2023 Unfortunately for the guru, only a schmo would fall for this Schmäh. Charles Arrowsmith, Los Angeles Times, 6 Oct. 2023 No one cares about the schmo of the week, people care about Mike. Lacey Rose, The Hollywood Reporter, 29 Aug. 2023 The men who do this will tell you that any schmo can impersonate. Christopher Spata Tampa Bay Times (tns), Arkansas Online, 17 July 2023 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 See More

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Word History


origin unknown

First Known Use

1937, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of schmo was in 1937

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“Schmo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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