smoodge

[ smooj ]
/ smudʒ /

verb (used without object), smoodged, smoodg·ing. Australian.

to curry favor; seek unwarranted recognition.

Origin of smoodge

First recorded in 1895–1900; perhaps alteration of smooch2

Related forms

smoodg·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for smoodge

smoodge

smooge

/ (smuːdʒ) /

verb

Australian and NZ variants of smooch (def. 1)
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