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shmaltz

[shmahlts, shmawlts] /ʃmɑlts, ʃmɔlts/
noun
1.
Also, shmalz.
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schmaltz

noun

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'']


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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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