One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
clothes, clothing, garments, attire, costume, outfit, ensemble, garb, turnoutView synonyms
- ‘I'm sure I heard someone recently doing a Jewish tailor on TV or radio going on about ‘good schmutter’, but I can't remember what it was.’
2Worthless material; rubbish.
1950s: from Yiddish schmatte ‘rag’.
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