schm-
or shm- prefix Etymology: Yiddish shm- — used to form a rhyming term of derision by replacing the initial consonant or consonant cluster of a word or by preceding the initial vowel <
fancy, schmancy, I prefer plain
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<
Godfather-shmodfather—enough already — Judith Crist
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • schm- — substituted for the initial sound of a word and reduplicated with it to convey derision (e.g. Oedipus schmoedipus in the punchline of the old joke about the Jewish mother and the psychiatrist), 1929, from the numerous Yiddish words that begin… …   Etymology dictionary

  • schm- — prefix. (used to form jocular reduplications, as value schmalue, text schmext). Also, shm . [ < Yiddish shm ] * * * …   Universalium

  • Schm. — 1) Schmuggel; Schmuggler EN smuggling; smuggler 2) Schmierung EN lubrication 3) Schmied; Schmiede EN blacksmith; smithy 4) Schiedsmann EN arbitrator …   Abkürzungen und Akronyme in der deutschsprachigen Presse Gebrauchtwagen

  • Schm- — (pref.) substituted for the beginning of consonants of a specific word when forming a reduplicative pair, and used to reject or deny the importance of that word: I can t come I m too old. Old, schmold! You can t get out of it that easily… …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • schm- — Australian Slang (pref.) substituted for the beginning of consonants of a specific word when forming a reduplicative pair, and used to reject or deny the importance of that word: I can t come I m too old. Old, schmold! You can t get out of it… …   English dialects glossary

  • schm- — orshm aff. used to form jocular reduplications, as value schmalue, text schmext[/ex] • Etymology: < Yiddish shm …   From formal English to slang

  • schm- — a prefix placed before the adopted reduplication of a significant word to express scornful derision: A big prize? Prize schmize. Also, shm …   Australian English dictionary

  • schm- — prefix or shm shm Etymology: Yiddish shm used to form a rhyming term of derision by preceding the initial vowel or by replacing the initial consonant or consonant cluster urban, schmurban Economist fancy …   Useful english dictionary

  • Schm. et Kze. — Schm. et Kze., bei Pflanzennamen Abkürzung für Johann Karl Schmidt, geb. 6. April 1793 in Bernstadt (Oberlausitz), gest. 2. Dez. 1850 als Konservator des Shuttleworthschen Herbariums in Bern; Pilze. Kze., s. Kunze …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Liste der Biografien/Schm — Biografien: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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