schmooze

[shmooz] Slang.
verb (used without object), schmoozed, schmoozing.
1.
to chat idly; gossip.
noun
2.
idle conversation; chatter.
Also, schmoose, schmoos.


Origin:
1895–1900, Americanism; < Yiddish, v. use of schmues < Hebrew shəmūʿōth reports, gossip

schmoozer, noun
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schmooze (ʃmuːz)
 
vb
1.  (intr) to chat or gossip
2.  (tr) to chat to (someone) for the purposes of self-promotion or to gain some advantage
 
n
3.  a trivial conversation; chat
 
[Yiddish, from schmues a chat, from Hebrew shemuoth reports]

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schmooze
"to chat intimately," 1897, from Yiddish shmuesn "to chat," from shmues "idle talk, chat," from Heb. shemu'oth "news, rumors." Schmooozer is from 1909.
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Example sentences
On manicured greens and fairways, business lobbyists schmooze with golfing
  politicians.
The peanut gallery cheered and booed, and it was clear that this crowd came to
  watch, not to schmooze.
He understands budgets, he understands how to schmooze with the politicians.
After a show, for instance, there is always the protocol of going backstage to
  schmooze the designers.
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