Mainly used to describe a cheap, raggedy piece of clothing.
Did you see her sweater? What a schmata!
by Sarah L. February 15, 2005
Variation: 'schmat', a bit of old cloth used for general cleaning duties.
Origin: Yiddish.
Pass me that schmat to wipe the sink, will you?
by Jono March 27, 2005
noun - unfashionable piece of clothing; something you should not be caught dead wearing.
"Where did you get that schmata?"
by RAG August 12, 2003
When used with the term "industry", the schmata industry refers to the clothing industry, specifically in new york city, and specifically in reference to the women's clothing industry.
My father works in the schmata industry.
by nexyjo March 06, 2007
used to describe something of lower quality
that car is schmatta
by Jon Shakaka January 26, 2005

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