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shmoe

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schmo

noun
  1. A naive and hapless person; fool; goof: I've been standing here like a schmoe for 20 minutes
  2. A person; man; guy: Them big-time schmoes was stockholders
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[1947+; perhaps a euphemistic alteration of Yiddish shmok, ''penis''; perhaps a quasi-Yiddish coinage for amusing effect; the term has been adopted into American Yiddish]


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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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