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Joe Schmoe

An average person, especially a man and typically of the working class. Sometimes spelled "Joe Schmo," "Shmoe," and "Shmo." My brother's just your typical guy, a real Joe Schmoe—you can find him watching a sporting event in a bar after work pretty much any night of the week. If we let Joe Shmo decide the policies in our country, we'd still be stuck in the 1800s.
See also: joe, Schmoe
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

Joe Schmoe


Joe Six-Pack

People say Joe Schmoe or Joe Six-Pack to refer to an ordinary, average person. The networks are looking for something they can sell to Joe Schmoe who lives in a caravan in Alabama. The most crucial factor will be the attitude of Joe Six-Pack, the ordinary American consumer.
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Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

Joe Schmo

(ˈdʒo ˈʃmo)
n. a jerk. Let’s say Joe Schmo wants a new car. What does he do?
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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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I feel a little bit different from Joe Shmoe in the street, and I guess it makes me feel special.
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