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Word of the Day – Schmatte

By March 15, 2023Word of the Day

Schmatte (noun)

shma-tuh

an old ragged garment; tattered article of clothing.

Schmatte, “an old ragged garment,” is an Americanism adapted from Yiddish shmate, “rag,” from Polish szmata, of the same meaning.

Example sentences

““Take that schmatte off,” the grandmother scolded, “and put on a proper coat, or you’ll catch a cold!””

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