shmatte

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From Yiddish שמאַטע (shmate); originally from Polish szmata.

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shmatte (plural shmattes)

  1. (Yinglish) A rag.
  2. (Yinglish) An old article of clothing.
  3. An item of clothing: a "rag" in fashion- and clothing-industry slang.

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