noun (plural schmoes)North American • informal
- 1A stupid person: the jerk disappeared—the tall schmo with the voice up his noseMore example sentences
- He is a guy whose appeal is that he's an everyman, a standard-issue schmo, and his voice is flat and unexpressive.
- And the average shmo can still download plenty of tunes without compensating artists.
- But when the stakes are somewhere in between - as they are now - personal power struggles can turn deadly: not for the participants, of course, but for the poor schmoes (U.S. and foreign) who wind up being used as pawns.
- 1.1 (also Joe Schmo) A hypothetical ordinary man: a lot of Joe Schmoes make it to the big leaguesMore example sentences
- To my mind, advocates of this view have three things to prove: user fees are fair, user fees work and ordinary schmoes (like you and me) are to blame for all that garbage.
- Sure, they did way better than us ordinary schmoes.
- They feel like they can get by with any Joe Schmo until they need a big bomb or they're giving up points because of [poor punting].
1940s: alteration of schmuck.
More definitions of schmoDefinition of schmo in:
- The US English dictionary