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Edited by Richard Walker, Thursday, 16 Nov 2023, 23:54

Yesterday i stumbled across this expressive word from Yiddish:


meaning baloney, nonsense, rubbish, as in "Don't give me all that shmegegge".

It's pronounced shmuhGEGee. according to the Oxford English Dictionary. 

Here's the Google ngram. It's quite a recent word it seems, and is a bit less frequent than in the past. But why those high peaks? Was the word in. a film or TV show around those times? I'd love to know.

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