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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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That one tiny whiff of vulnerability meant that I wasn't aloof Professor Brooks, I was just another schmo trying to get through life.
"In a way it is a bit like the end of Goodfellas when he says, 'Now I get to live like a schmo' - except of course I don't feel that - I have never been so blissfully happy.
Learn the language, get accepted as another beatnik schmo, just like a member of the club." So basically that's how it happened...
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El sindrome de cancer hereditario de mama y ovario (SCHMO) es una condicion que aumenta la probabilidad de desarrollar cancer de mama, ovario y de otros tipos de cancer como pancreas y prostata, debido a la presencia de mutaciones germinales en los genes de susceptibilidad BRCA1 o BRCA2 localizados en el cromosoma 17q21 (1) y 13q12-q13 (2) respectivamente (3-6).
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".
Compared to your average English department schmo, I know a tremendous amount about disciplinary history, for example, but that's not where I spend my days.
SPOTLIGHT Career: In 2003, Wiig made her TV debut in The Joe Schmo Show, a spoof of reality TV.
Frank believes that the modern predicament--exemplified by his clients' "realty dreads"--stems from "the cold, unwelcome, built-in-America realization that we're just like the other schmo, wishing his wishes, lusting his stunted lusts, quaking over his idiot frights and fantasies, all of us popped out from the same unchinkable mold".
I don't care who the coach is - Jody, Bev, Paul or Joe/Jill Schmo - it's about the girls!
Greg Trine's THE ADVENTURES OF JO SCHMO: SHIFTY BUSINESS (9780547807966, $12.99) presents a fourth grade superhero who fights crime with the help of her drooling dog and her retired sheriff grandfather.
At least if some schmo asks me if I have read it, I'll be able to smile and say, "I have a copy."