When used with the term "industry", the schmata industry refers to the clothing industry, specifically in new york city, and specifically in reference to the women's clothing industry.
My father works in the schmata industry.
додав nexyjo 6 Березень 2007
Mainly used to describe a cheap, raggedy piece of clothing.
Did you see her sweater? What a schmata!
додав Sarah L. 15 Лютий 2005
Variation: 'schmat', a bit of old cloth used for general cleaning duties.
Pass me that schmat to wipe the sink, will you?
додав Jono 27 Березень 2005
noun - unfashionable piece of clothing; something you should not be caught dead wearing.
"Where did you get that schmata?"
додав RAG 12 Серпень 2003