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schmooze

[shmooz] /ʃmuz/
verb (used without object), schmoozed, schmoozing.
1.
to chat idly; gossip.
noun
2.
idle conversation; chatter.
Also, schmoose, schmoos.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900, Americanism; < Yiddish, v. use of schmues < Hebrew shəmūʿōth reports, gossip
Related forms
schmoozer, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for schmoozer

schmooze

/ʃmuːz/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to chat or gossip
2.
(transitive) to chat to (someone) for the purposes of self-promotion or to gain some advantage
noun
3.
a trivial conversation; chat
Word Origin
Yiddish, from schmues a chat, from Hebrew shemuoth reports
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Word Origin and History for schmoozer
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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Slang definitions & phrases for schmoozer

schmoozer

noun

A person who schmoozes, esp as an aspect of personality: He has none of the small coin of politics. He's not a schmoozer (1909+)


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