Definitions

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  • noun dirt, filth

Etymologies

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From Yiddish שמוץ (shmuts) or German Schmutz.

Examples

  • Next up: ecommerce stores specialized in retailing small vials of DNA-bearing schmutz from the world's public transit systems.

    Boing Boing: September 4, 2005 - September 10, 2005 Archives

  • Traditionally Samichlaus would come along with his (politically incorrect) friend Schmutzli ( 'schmutz' meaning dirt - usually this was a person covered in soot).

    December 2008

  • Traditionally Samichlaus would come along with his (politically incorrect) friend Schmutzli ( 'schmutz' meaning dirt - usually this was a person covered in soot).

    Laser eyes

  • A 2-D movie converted to 3-D, "The Last Airbender" often has a smudged and blurry look about it, as if there's some kind of schmutz on your clunky plastic glasses.

    HeraldTimesOnline.com

  • A 2-D movie converted to 3-D, "The Last Airbender" often has a smudged and blurry look about it, as if there's some kind of schmutz on your clunky plastic glasses.

    The News Tribune Blogs

  • A 2-D movie converted to 3-D, "The Last Airbender" often has a smudged and blurry look about it, as if there's some kind of schmutz on your clunky plastic glasses.

    Channel 13 Sports

  • A 2-D movie converted to 3-D, "The Last Airbender" often has a smudged and blurry look about it, as if there's some kind of schmutz on your clunky plastic glasses.

    The News Tribune Blogs

  • A 2-D movie converted to 3-D, "The Last Airbender" often has a smudged and blurry look about it, as if there's some kind of schmutz on your clunky plastic glasses.

    STLtoday.com Top News Headlines

  • A 2-D movie converted to 3-D, "The Last Airbender" often has a smudged and blurry look about it, as if there's some kind of schmutz on your clunky plastic glasses.

    daytondailynews.com - News

  • "Any more dust bunnies under here and we could start a Playboy Club of schmutz."

    Friday Catblogging Classic

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  • Are there any words in Yiddish that

    - don't start with schm-;

    - don't end in -tz?

    November 10, 2008

  • mensch

    November 11, 2008