Joe Shmo

an average man
a victim, dupe, a simpleton. This Americanism is a personification of 'schmo', which has also been recorded in British usage.

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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  • Joe Schmoe — [shmō] (also Joe Schmo) n. (pl. Joe Schmoes) informal a hypothetical ordinary man a lot of Joe Schmoes make it to the big leagues Origin: 1940s: alteration of schmuck …   Useful english dictionary

  • schmo — [ʃməʊ] (also shmo) noun (plural schmoes) N. Amer. informal a foolish or inept person. ↘(also Joe Schmo) a hypothetical ordinary man. Origin 1940s: alt. of schmuck …   English new terms dictionary

  • schmo — AND shmo; shmoe; schmoe [Jmo] n. a foolish and naive person, usually a male. (Yiddish. See also Joe Schmo.) □ hat a schmo! He thinks I caused the problem. □ Tell the silly schmoe to beat it …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

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