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schmatte (plural schmattes)

  1. Alternative spelling of shmatte
    • 1995, Mary Cantwell, Manhattan, when I was young, page 139:
      A night in April. We are dressing for a dinner party, I in a black skirt with a porthole over which I have dropped an empire-waisted blue schmatte. Schmatte, along with "merch" for merchandise and "matchy-matchy," as in "That sweater and skirt are too matchy-matchy," is among the words I have picked up at Mlle.