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Alternative Spellings

shmeky, schmeky, schmekie, shmekie, shmecky, schmecky


  • affectionate term used to describe a child, often connoting silly or slightly naughty behavior
  • child-appropriate word for penis

Example Sentences

  • "My little cousins used to run outside with their shmeckies flappin' in the breeze."

Languages of Origin



from שמעקל shmekl, diminutive of שמאָק shmok '(vulgar) penis, prick; fool, jackass', with English -y suffix

Who Uses This

Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage


North America




See also shmuck and shmeckel

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