He and schmaltz they couldn't have it whole because "half of the back is on the front."
Somehow or other the story of schmaltz and the shirt had made him sad.
schmaltz and Lachaumareys took the lead along the coast, and all the expedition followed.
schmaltz and Lachaumareys, were at the port to receive us from our boats.
schmaltz and Lachaumareys gave orders to take the route for Senegal.
And again the fortune of schmaltz was swept away and again he was kicked.
"banal or excessive sentimentalism," 1935, from Yiddish shmalts, literally "melted fat," from Middle High German smalz, from Old High German smalz "animal fat," related to smelzan "to melt" (see smelt (v.)). Modern German Schmalz "fat, grease" has the same figurative meaning. First mentioned in English as "a derogatory term used to describe straight jazz" ["Vanity Fair," Nov. 1935].
Blatant sentimentality, esp musical or theatrical material of a cloyingly sweet and maudlin sort; corn: happy combination of good theater and good pathos known as schmaltz
[1935+ Swing musicians; fr Yiddish shmalts, literally ''rendered fat'']