\ ˈshmir How to pronounce schmear (audio) \
variants: or schmeer

Definition of schmear

: an aggregate of related things the whole schmear

Examples of schmear in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Noah's New York Bagels is giving away a free bagel with a schmear with any purchase made on January 15th, 2020. Michelle Santiago Cortés,, "Good Morning, It’s National Bagel Day," 15 Jan. 2020 Get ’em loaded up sandwich style or with a simple cream cheese schmear for a quick stray away from breakfast tacos . Paul Stephen,, "The best San Antonio restaurants and bars to take your out-of-town guests over the holidays for a taste of puro San Antonio," 25 Nov. 2019 Houston-area residents, however, can get delectable versions of those classics and so, so much more On World Series with a schmear: The Astros bagel Sure, there are plenty of other holidays that likely garner your interest. Peter Dawson, Houston Chronicle, "Craving greasy food? Here's where to satisfy your craving in Houston for National Greasy Foods Day," 25 Oct. 2019 Her specialty is fluffy homemade pita, filled with an ever-changing combination of eggs, schmears, vegetables and more. Julia Wick,, "Essential California Week in Review: A state budget, a lost NBA title and scorching heat," 15 June 2019 Groups like the Commercial Fisherman’s Association say that salmon are more than just large and delicious fish that taste great with schmear. Cady Drell, Marie Claire, "Environmental Measures on the 2018 Midterm Election Ballots You Should Know About," 18 Oct. 2018 Pickled onion and a schmear of tahini rounded out this appealing flavor profile. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "Oskar's fills a food void in Louisville we didn't know we had | Review," 4 July 2018 The coral-colored fish was stuffed with shrimp butter as satisfying as a seafood bagel schmear. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "Review: Reborn Rebelle now San Antonio’s finest seafood restaurant," 14 June 2018 Crab cakes brought the ocean front and center with a sweet, welcome briny flavor that broke through a spiky fried crust and a mismatched schmear of romesco sauce. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "Review: New Dominion restaurant Acú Bistro Bar aims high but misses a few," 7 June 2018

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First Known Use of schmear

1909, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for schmear

Yiddish shmir smear

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“Schmear.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Apr. 2020.

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