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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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On the flip side, I can't stand when people talk about race without proper respect for how nuanced this conversation needs to be-just any ol' Joe Schmoe will start whitesplaining in a bar about what they think they know.
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Thanks for the article, "Snowed In." I wonder if you have heard of or read the book "A Year in Paradise" by Floyd Schmoe. The paradise referred to is the higher-elevation area at Mount Rainier National Park.
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If Albania or Moldova blew up at that moment, you better start thinking about who you need to know at the mission so if the demand comes, you've got people now who not only know what the US mission is but they know who Joe Schmoe is and will pay attention." (69)
Sabino, Note, How Joe Schmoe's Name Could Transform the Internet: A Proposal to Preserve ISP Immunity Under the Communications Decency Act, 45 NEW ENG.
If dreaming up fees was honorable, you would hear about Joe Schmoe, the multi-millionaire who invented handling fees.
Enthusiastic artist, horticulturist, architect, astronomer and speaker of eight languages, it's difficult not to dwell on how presidential wannabes these days fight over who is the most ordinary Joe Schmoe.
To position oneself as Joe Schmoe who is completely unremarkable is to claim a populist capital and this is where the veracity of the documentary is derived.
Pretty City Police Detective Sneaky, working undercover, learned that the appellee, Joe Schmoe, and another subject, Steve Schmuck, wanted to buy cocaine.