- From Yiddish. (Wiktionary)
- From Yiddish shmok, penis, fool; see schmuck. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“It can feel pretty diminishing when an established figure in literature, or even some schmo on the sidewalk, snubs horror as a lesser art.”
“Especially Hasbro toys, which are mass produced in obscene numbers. clueless schmo”
“People DO get together and plan grand strategies, figuring out ways to get advantages over the everyday schmo.”
“I was just some schmo in my basement with a gigantic collection of tiny housing books, building cabins in the woods as an adult.”
“And that cost has gone up in the past 4 years in CO, plus the Habitat Stamp program here is comepletly unfair in regards to forcing hunter/fishers to pay and letting every other joe schmo walk their dog near me for free.”
“Akerman, meanwhile, is very funny as the loser-at-love woman who would rather be with a great-looking guy who ignores her than an average schmo who actually cares what she thinks.”
“Steve Carell plays Barry, a schmo (yes, you need Joys of Yiddish to read this story) who makes dioramas featuring dead, but cute, mice.”
“We see the poor schmo in a phone booth and that's it?”
“Even if I had posted on his wall, I wouldn't know the right message length and tone to place me appropriately between his really good friends and some schmo he met in the lobby of an internet conference.”
“Indeed, they had better not be, because now any schmo could have beautiful things.”
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