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schmooze

verb \ˈshmüz\

Simple Definition of schmooze

  • : to talk with someone in a friendly way often in order to get some advantage for yourself

Full Definition of schmooze

schmoozed or shmoozedschmooz·ing or shmooz·ing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to converse informally :  chat; also :  to chat in a friendly and persuasive manner especially so as to gain favor, business, or connections

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to engage in schmoozing with <she schmoozed her professors>

schmooz·er play \ˈshmü-zər\ noun

Examples of schmooze

  1. People will have time to schmooze during the cocktail hour.

  2. <spent every spare minute of the conference schmoozing with the industry's power players>



Variants of schmooze

or shmooze play \ˈshmüz\

Origin of schmooze

Yiddish shmuesn, from schmues talk, from Hebrew shĕmu'ōth news, rumor


First Known Use: 1884


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schmooze

noun

Definition of schmooze

  1. 1 :  a gathering or time devoted to schmoozing

  2. 2 :  casual talk that is often gossipy or ingratiating



Examples of schmooze

  1. <had to master the art of the schmooze if she wanted to get ahead in the business>



1949

First Known Use of schmooze

1949


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