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12/5 - Schmatte

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1 12/5 - Schmatte on Sat Dec 05, 2015 10:16 am


[size=50]schmatte [/size]
1. Slang. an old ragged garment; tattered article of clothing.
2. Slang. any garment.
Adele went downhill after that, especially after the girls were in school. She'd go for days without a shower. Started walking around in that pink schmatte and the flip-flops even in winter.
-- Deborah Copaken Kogan, Between Here and April, 2008
Schmatte is from the Yiddish term shmate meaning "rag," which in turn comes from the Polish term szmata. It entered English in the mid-1900s.

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