- to chat idly; gossip.
- idle conversation; chatter.
Origin of schmooze
Related Words for schmoozemingle, associate, meet, hobnob, circulate, schmooze, commune, use, yak, chat, parley, chitchat, exchange, confer, discourse, rap, gab, speak, chatter, palaver
Examples from the Web for schmooze
Contemporary Examples of schmooze
I was impressed at the time to hear Biden schmooze with Maliki as if he were the governor of Delaware.Exposed: The White House’s Professor-in-Chief
October 8, 2014
A riveting talk, a meet and greet and schmooze with campus media.Here's What Cory Booker Planned To Do In Iowa
July 31, 2013
Cory would come over several times a week to schmooze and cook ‘kosher soul food’ to which he and I invited many students.Peter Beinart’s Bias Against Me, Cory Booker, and Israel
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
June 14, 2013
But a part of me feels like you should stay in Los Angeles to schmooze with A-grade celebrities and pee alongside Jack Nicholson.David Beckham to Paris: Why Soccer Star Should Stay in Los Angeles
December 24, 2011
For dinner and a movie, head to CineBistro for a little booze with your schmooze.Vail, Colorado: Skier's Paradise
January 15, 2011
- (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
Word Origin and History for schmooze
also shmooze, "to chat intimately," 1897, from Yiddish shmuesn "to chat," from shmues "idle talk, chat," from Hebrew shemu'oth "news, rumors." As a noun from 1939. Related: Schmoozed; schmoozing. Schmoozer is from 1909.