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Smart or stylish:‘the new white, blue, and orange colour schemes are very schmick’
- ‘The housing is silver plastic, looks pretty schmick and is thankfully free of flashing lights, glowy bits or fluorescent stickers.’
- ‘I thought about liner notes, because when I make mixtapes I always go to a lot of trouble to make them look as schmick yet personalised as possible.’
- ‘It was refurbished in 2000 and is now very schmick and has eight screens.’
- ‘Pretty schmick car!’
- ‘Now, if you haven't got a friend like Howard to present you with the schmick fold-up reflectors, help is on its way.’
- ‘I really didn't want the joinery and all those things to be really schmick.’
- ‘He was talking very loudly and swearing a lot, and revealing just how much of a nerd he really is, despite his schmick clothes.’
1980s: origin uncertain.
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