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shmatte

shmat·te
S s

Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [shmah-tuh]
    • /ˈʃmɑ tə/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [shmah-tuh]
    • /ˈʃmɑ tə/

Definitions of shmatte word

  • noun shmatte an old ragged garment; tattered article of clothing. 1
  • noun shmatte any garment. 1
  • noun shmatte a rag 0
  • noun shmatte anything shabby 0
  • noun shmatte clothes: a jocular use 0
  • noun shmatte a piece of clothing, esp. cheap, old, or tattered clothing 0

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Origin of shmatte

First appearance:

before 1965
One of the 2% newest English words
1965-70, Americanism; < Yiddish shmate rag < Polish szmata

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Parts of speech for Shmatte

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

shmatte popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 48% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 59% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

shmatte usage trend in Literature

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