[ shmeer ]
/ ʃmɪər /
a dab, as of cream cheese, spread on a roll, bagel, or the like.
a number of related things, ideas, etc., resulting in a unified appearance, attitude, plan, or the like (usually used in the phrase the whole schmear).
verb (used with object)
to spread; smear: Schmear it on the bread.
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Origin of schmear
1960–65; apparently < Yiddish shmirn to smear, grease; compare Middle High German smirwen (German schmieren); see smear
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British Dictionary definitions for schmear
/ (ʃmɪə) /
US informal a situation, matter, or affair (esp in the phrase the whole schmear)
Word Origin for schmear
C20: from Yiddish shmirn to smear or grease
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