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shmatte (plural shmattes)
- (Yinglish) A rag.
- (Yinglish) An old article of clothing.
- An item of clothing: a "rag" in fashion- and clothing-industry slang.
2007 December 12, David M. Halbfinger, “A Film Producer Guided More by His Heart Than by His Calculator”, in New York Times:
- I said, Why am I in the shmatte business? Mr. Kimmel said of his beginners luck.
any item of clothing