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What is schmutter?

schmutter [ˈʃmʌtə] noun

(Clothing & Fashion) Slang cloth or clothing
[from Yiddish schmatte rag, from Polish szmata] Source

I have always envied Zoe three things: her figure, her taste and her eye for a good bit of schmutter

Jessica Hynes, Telegraph Magazine, January 26, 2013
The East End rag trade in the 1950s
Schmutter (or Schmatter) is another irresistibly sonorous Yiddish word, especially in the wonderful example given by Aldo ShattuckGalliano's career in schmatters ended in tatters

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