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  • n. Alternative spelling of schmatte.


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  • • Suck their thumb until the age of 7 and/or carry around a dirty, beloved shmatte like Linus from The Peanuts

    Julie Gerstenblatt: Mouse Mother

  • 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.

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  • One day, postulates Media Lab professor Alex Pentland, we might want to slip into a shmatte that handles all of those tasks.

    Ready To Ware

  • 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.

    Shmatte Chic | Jewschool

  • 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

    Another Life: A Memoir of Other People

  • 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?”

    Tessie and Pearlie

  • My mother resorted to slicing that tattered shmatte in half every time it came out of the dryer.

    Chicago Reader

  • Josh Title knows a thing or two about the shmatte business.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • No sooner had I turned off the port's muddy main drag - and into the local shmatte district

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • 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.

    Balls and Walnuts


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