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schmaltzy

[shmahlt-see, shmawlt-] /ˈʃmɑlt si, ˈʃmɔlt-/
adjective, schmaltzier, schmaltziest. Informal.
1.
of, relating to, or characterized by schmaltz.
Also, schmalzy.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; schmaltz + -y1
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British Dictionary definitions for schmalzy

schmaltzy

/ʃmæltsɪ; ʃmɔːltsɪ/
adjective -ier, -iest
1.
excessively sentimental
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Word Origin and History for schmalzy

schmaltzy

adj.

1935, from schmaltz + -y (2). Related: Schmaltziness.

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Slang definitions & phrases for schmalzy

schmaltzy

adjective

Sentimental; sweetly melancholy; corny, icky: this schmaltzy king of schlock and roll (1935+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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