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.
מאת nexyjo 6 במרץ, 2007
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Mainly used to describe a cheap, raggedy piece of clothing.
Did you see her sweater? What a schmata!
מאת Sarah L. 15 בפברואר, 2005
Variation: 'schmat', a bit of old cloth used for general cleaning duties.
Pass me that schmat to wipe the sink, will you?
מאת Jono 27 במרץ, 2005
noun - unfashionable piece of clothing; something you should not be caught dead wearing.
"Where did you get that schmata?"
מאת RAG 12 באוגוסט, 2003
used to describe something of lower quality
that car is schmatta
מאת Jon Shakaka 26 בינואר, 2005