schmear

[shmeer] Slang.
noun
1.
a dab, as of cream cheese, spread on a roll, bagel, or the like.
2.
a number of related things, ideas, etc., resulting in a unified appearance, attitude, plan, or the like (usually used in the phrase the whole schmear ).
3.
a bribe.
verb (used with object)
4.
to spread; smear: Schmear it on the bread.
5.
to bribe.

Origin:
1960–65; apparently < Yiddish shmirn to smear, grease; compare Middle High German smirwen (German schmieren); see smear

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schmear or schmeer (ʃmɪə)
 
n
informal (US) a situation, matter, or affair (esp in the phrase the whole schmear)
 
[C20: from Yiddish shmirn to smear or grease]
 
schmeer or schmeer
 
n
 
[C20: from Yiddish shmirn to smear or grease]

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schmear
1961, "bribery," from Yiddish shmir "spread," from shmirn "to grease, smear," from M.H.G. smiren, from O.H.G. smirwen "to smear" (see smear (v.); cf. slang to grease (someone's) palm "to bribe"). Phrase the whole schmear "the entire affair" is attested from 1969, originally show business jargon,
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Its sturdy texture and lightly sour flavor provide the perfect pairing for a thick schmear of cream cheese or sweet butter.
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