- to chat idly; gossip.
- idle conversation; chatter.
Origin of schmooze
Examples from the Web for 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 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.