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[shmeer] /ʃmɪər/
noun, verb (used with object)
1. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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schmear 1


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


  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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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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