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schmo

or schmoe also shmo  (shmō)
n. pl. schmoes also shmoes Slang
A stupid or obnoxious person.

[From Yiddish shmok, penis, fool; see schmuck.]
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schmo

(ʃməʊ) ,

schmoe

or

shmo

n, pl schmoes or shmoes
slang US a dull, stupid, or boring person
[from Yiddish shmok]
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schmo

or schmoe

(ʃmoʊ)

n., pl. schmoes. Slang.
a foolish, boring, or stupid person; jerk.
[1945–50, Amer.; of obscure orig.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.schmo - (Yiddish) a jerk
Yiddish - a dialect of High German including some Hebrew and other words; spoken in Europe as a vernacular by many Jews; written in the Hebrew script
dork, jerk - a dull stupid fatuous person
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schmo

noun
Slang. One deficient in judgment and good sense:
Informal: dope, gander, goose.
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Translations

schmo

[ʃməʊ] N (schmoes (pl)) (US) → chiquilicuatro mf
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schmo

n (US inf: = fool) → Bekloppte(r) mf (inf), → Beknackte(r) mf (sl)
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References in periodicals archive ?
Once your book has gone bestseller, your personal brand jumps from "Joe Schmo" to "Bestselling Author Joe Schmo," which, let's face it, sounds far more impressive than "Joe Schmo, MBA".
If not as inspired or elaborate as, say, "The Joe Schmo Show," the approach does deliver some laughs, thanks largely to the puzzled reaction shots and absurd stunts the contestants must endure.
SPOTLIGHT Career: In 2003, Wiig made her TV debut in The Joe Schmo Show, a spoof of reality TV.
The lime green Murcielago Roadster left for a Las Vegas body shop for repairs on Wednesday, just days after Santaquin resident David Dopp won it in Maverik stores' "Joe Schmo to Lambo" contest.
"Joe Schmo, washed-up reporter, newly arrived, at your service.
"I didn't want to send somebody out with just any Joe Schmo" and squander leasing opportunities, he said.
McAvoy plays Wesley, a regular Joe Schmo, who has a dull life and no ambition, until Angelina Jolie roars into his life and prevents him being assassinated.