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fancy-schmancy

adjective

Very elegant or ornate, esp pretentiously so; highfalutin: mostly fancy-schmancy Roman numbers like IIs and IIIs

[1970s+; fr the humorous and derisive Yiddish rhyming of a first word with a second one beginning shm-, as in ''Oedipusshmoedipus, just so he loves his mother'']


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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