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Related to shmegegge: nebbishy, shlemiel, shlimazel
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Noun1.shmegegge - (Yiddish) baloney; hot air; nonsense
hokum, meaninglessness, nonsense, nonsensicality, bunk - a message that seems to convey no meaning
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
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In the linguistic category there are some Yiddish gems: A shmegegge is a person who is both untalented and petty.
A Jew could be a shlemiel, a shlemazl, a shmo, a shmegegge, a shlepper, a shnorrer, a shtarker, a zhlub, a nudnik, a gonef, or a shmuck.
Most slang dictionaries are no better than momgrams [postcards sent home at start of Marine Corps basic training] or a rub of the brush [bar drinks made out of leftovers], put together by shmegegges [incompetents] looking to make some moola.