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schm-

or shm-,


prefix.
(used to form jocular reduplications, as value-schmalue, text-schmext).
[< Yiddish shm-]
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References in periodicals archive ?
Probably the most common schm- Yid-dishism is schmuck.
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.