- n. alternative spelling of schmatte.
“• Suck their thumb until the age of 7 and/or carry around a dirty, beloved shmatte like Linus from The Peanuts”
“They hail from an upper-class hoity-toity milieu — they met at the superfarty Wellington College — so I can only imagine how bizarre and declasse it must seem to their friends and family that they chose to enter the shmatte business.”
“One day, postulates Media Lab professor Alex Pentland, we might want to slip into a shmatte that handles all of those tasks.”
“Even given this broad re-engagement with Jewish culture and history, the nostalgia for and interest in the shmatte business over the past decade has been overwhelming.”
“And Ariel Durant, who's wrapped in this kind of shapeless shmatte and there's this little old lady with gray hair, had the face of Madam”
“Ask Tessie, for instance, why being an Orthodox Jew is so important to her, and she answers rhetorically: “Why does an Arab wear the shmatte on his head?””
“My mother resorted to slicing that tattered shmatte in half every time it came out of the dryer.”
“Josh Title knows a thing or two about the shmatte business.”
“No sooner had I turned off the port's muddy main drag - and into the local shmatte district”
“I was back in the house on Atlantic, and it seemed a small matter to close my eyes, step forward, and enter that forever-dark living room with its shmatte-covered sofa, the chair wrapped in plastic that No One Must Ever Sit In, the TV no one ever turned on, the cabinets of tchotchkes.”
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