shmuts, shmootz, shmoots, schmoots, schmutz
- "Dirt, stain, or filth." (JPS)
- "Brush your shirt off--you've got shmuts on it."
Languages of Origin
Who Uses This
Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
Non-Jews: (words that have spread outside of Jewish networks)
Rosten: The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003).
JPS: The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
Weiser: Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).
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