[ shmooz, shmoos ]
/ ʃmuz, ʃmus /
verb (used without object), schmoosed, schmoos·ing, noun
Definition for schmooses (2 of 2)
[ shmooz ]
/ ʃmuz /
verb (used without object), schmoozed, schmooz·ing.
to chat idly; gossip.
idle conversation; chatter.
Also schmoose, schmoos.
Origin of schmooze
1895–1900, Americanism; < Yiddish, v. use of schmues < Hebrew shəmūʿōth reports, gossip
Related formsschmooz·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for schmooses
/ (ʃmuːz) slang /
(intr) to chat or gossip
(tr) to chat to (someone) for the purposes of self-promotion or to gain some advantage
a trivial conversation; chat
Word Origin for schmooze
Yiddish, from schmues a chat, from Hebrew shemuoth reports
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