schm-


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schm-

or shm-,


prefix.
(used to form jocular reduplications, as value-schmalue, text-schmext).
[< Yiddish shm-]
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While this approach is suitable for cases in which there are independent grounds for believing that the fixed segments are unmarked, it is plainly inadequate for examples like English party-schmarty, where the sequence schm- is highly marked.