the hypothetical average or ordinary person
1947; alternation of schmuck
slang; pl. Schmoes
Even Louis CK gets in on the fun as the joe schmo foil to Richie.
They may live in New York, San Francisco, or Taos, N.M., but they band together to influence joe schmo in Oshkosh, Wis.
An undistinguished and unfortunate person
[1960s+; fr schmo, a Yiddish or quasi-Yiddish word meaning ''unfortunate person, schlemiel'']