[ shmooz ]
/ ʃmuz /
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verb (used without object), schmoozed, schmooz·ing.
to chat idly; gossip.
idle conversation; chatter.
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Also shmooze . Sometimes schmoose .
Origin of schmooze
An Americanism dating back to 1895–1900; from Yiddish, verb use of schmues, from Hebrew shəmūʿōth “reports, gossip”
OTHER WORDS FROM schmoozeschmooz·er, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for schmooze
The first conference of the year for many, industry folks typically flock to the Vegas strip to be inspired by new gadgets and ad formats, network, schmooze and ink deals.Marketers, agency execs expect deal making to continue at CES, despite the virtual venue|Kimeko McCoy|January 8, 2021|Digiday
British Dictionary definitions for schmooze
/ (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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