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1.
A yiddish term for a rag, towel, or washclothes. You'll probably hear your jewish grandmother saying it
Get that damn shmata you shmuk!
by neil S April 06, 2006
 
2.
what you use to wipe up spilt beer. ie dishrag, paper towel, red shop rag,
dude, were outta toilet paper, toss me in a shmata.
by dave4817 December 04, 2003
 
3.
A head bandana worn mainly by women pastry chefs in restaurant kitchens to differenciate themselves from the rest of the male kitchen population.
I just bought a new Shmata, it's white and has skulls all over it. Your shirt and shmata match today muffin.
by Skull Muffin January 11, 2007
 
4.
A racial slur for black people. Mainly used in Baltimore, Maryland
"Look at all the shmatas here!"
"Its like we're in Nigera."
by your_real_real_real_name August 29, 2009