schmaltzy

or schmalz·y

[shmahlt-see, shmawlt-]
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Origin of schmaltzy

First recorded in 1930–35; schmaltz + -y1
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schmaltzy

adjective -ier or -iest
  1. excessively sentimental
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Word Origin and History for schmaltzy
adj.

1935, from schmaltz + -y (2). Related: Schmaltziness.

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