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Very elegant or ornate, esp pretentiously so; highfalutin: mostly fancy-schmancy Roman numbers like IIs and IIIs

[1970s+; fr the humorous and derisive Yiddish rhyming of a first word with a second one beginning shm-, as in ”Oedipusshmoedipus, just so he loves his mother”]


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