Mainly used to describe a cheap, raggedy piece of clothing.
Did you see her sweater? What a schmata!
by Sarah L. February 16, 2005
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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 6, 2007
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noun - unfashionable piece of clothing; something you should not be caught dead wearing.
"Where did you get that schmata?"
by RAG August 12, 2003
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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
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used to describe something of lower quality
that car is schmatta
by Jon Shakaka January 27, 2005
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A person (usually a woman) who is a either a casual sex partner or mistress who is considered by their lover or society to be as worthless as a schmata or dish rag due to their lack of primary status.

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Monica thought she was Bill's girlfriend but she was actually his schmata.

That's not his wife that's his schmata.
by LopLop'spen November 8, 2015
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An old Yiddish word for clothing, or rags.
He's completely meshuga - all he wants to do is peddle schmata's! But he's making the shekels I tell you!
by Traveldan84 November 30, 2018
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