Definitions

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  • n. clothing
  • n. rubbish (worthless material)

Etymologies

Yiddish שמאַטע (shmate, "rag") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Last Christmas, a box of Audrey Hepburn's old schmutter was unloaded for £270,000.

    Buy Bono's old sock? No thanks

  • Watching Sugar in his robes yesterday you could almost here him thinking "What a lovely bit of schmutter, I could make these in polyester and lose the ermine, price them right and they would fly off the stalls in Petticoat lane".

    The Apprentice : Westminster Special

  • Oh Amy, Amy, Amy: If only Ms Winehouse would stick to what she knows best - making music - rather than trying her hand designing schmutter for Fred Perry.

    The Guardian World News

  • Lord Grade could estimate the cost of your clothes at a glance (adding 50\% for overheads and a 50\% markup), having been in the schmutter business before deciding that there was a brighter future dancing the Charleston.

    The Guardian World News

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