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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.]

schmo

(ʃməʊ) ,

schmoe

or

shmo

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

schmo

or schmoe

(ʃmoʊ)

n., pl. schmoes. Slang.
a foolish, boring, or stupid person; jerk.
[1945–50, Amer.; of obscure orig.]
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

schmo

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

schmo

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

schmo

n (US inf: = fool) → Bekloppte(r) mf (inf), → Beknackte(r) mf (sl)
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In one dimension, Howard Silk is a longtime schmo who labors at a desk job in a Berlin-based U.
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He leaves his daughter, Laura and her husband Lyman Green of Webster; a brother, Joseph and his wife Patricia Ryzewski of South Carolina; two grandsons, Adam Wornham and Alexander Wornham, both of Webster; his companion, Marcia Wagner of Dudley; five cats, Pepe, Dick Tracy, Lassie, Schmo and Susie; three turtles, Yuri, Valentina and Rick.
So, it seems not quite fair to blame anything on the poor schmo who currently squats in the White House.
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