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EtymologyEdit

From the Low and Central German verb schmacken (to hit hard); compare Middle Low German smacken. This verb is cognate with English smack, which see for more.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃmakəs/
  • (file)

NounEdit

Schmackes m (genitive Schmackes, no plural)

  1. (chiefly colloquial) power, force, vigour, especially when hitting or moving something heavy
    Versuch’s noch mal, aber diesmal mit mehr Schmackes!
    Try again, but this time put some more power into it!

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