Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Word of the day: schmatte

The word of the day is schmatte:

  1. an old ragged garment; tattered article of clothing.
  2. any garment (

"If Blanche DuBois took stock and said, 'This is where it's at, and I'm going to get rid of these schmatte clothes and get me a nice pants suit, and look smart here, with a pocketbook and a hat'—she would have been all right."

 - Joan Rivers, as quoted by Emily Nussbaum, "Last girl in Larchmont", 23 February & 2 March 2015 The New Yorker (

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