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EtymologyEdit

From Yiddish שמועס (shmues)

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NounEdit

Schmu m (genitive -, no plural)

  1. (colloquial) trick, cheat, fraud, corruption (in a clement tone)
    Im Baugewerbe wird viel Schmu gemacht.
    There's plenty of corruption in the construction industry.

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