schm-

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Imitative of many Yiddish words such as schmaltz or schmuck

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schm-

  1. Used to form a reduplicated rhyming compound of any word in order to express disparagement, dismissal, or derision.
    "I have to tell you, madam, that your son is suffering from an Oedipus complex."
    "Oedipus, Schmoedipus! What does it matter, so long as he loves his mother?"
    — Jewish joke