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schmoo

n.

fabulous animal, ready to fulfill man's wants, 1948, invented by U.S. cartoonist Al Capp (Alfred Caplin, 1909-1979); the name perhaps based on schmoe.

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schmooz

noun

: Two buddies enjoying a quiet schmooz

verb
  1. To converse, esp lengthily and cozily: stop and chat (Schmoos, he calls it)/ lawyers schmoozing in the halls (1897+)
  2. To seduce with flattery; soft soap: What he does is he hooks up with these dumb women whom he schmoozes and lives off (1990s+)

[fr Yiddish fr Hebrew schmuos, ''things heard'']


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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