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shmear

[shmeer] /ʃmɪər/
noun, verb (used with object)
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schmear 1

noun

A bribe: Since the rest of the tables were all unoccupied, it would seem to call for a bit of a shmear

verb
  1. To bribe; GREASE someone's PALM: see this here Rabbi and schmear him a thousand dollars (1909+)
  2. o flatter and cajole someone; soft soap (1930+)

[fr Yiddish shmeer, literally ''grease'']


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Related Terms

schmear1, the whole schmear


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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