shmutz

Alternative Spellings

shmuts, shmootz, shmoots, schmoots, schmutz

Definitions

  • "Dirt, stain, or filth." (JPS)

Example Sentences

  • "Brush your shirt off--you've got shmuts on it."

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

שמוץ shmuts

Who Uses This

Jews, Non-Jews

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

Rosten, JPS, Weiser

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