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Schmooze Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    schmooze n : an informal conversation [syn: chat, confab, confabulation, schmoose] v : talk idly or casually and in a friendly way [syn: shmooze, shmoose, schmoose, jawbone]
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This is a list of English words of Yiddish origin, many of which have entered the English language by way of American English. Spelling of some of these Yiddish language words may be variable (for example, schlep is also seen as shlep, schnoz as shnozz, and so on). Many of these words are more common in the entertainment industry, via vaudeville, the Catskills/Borscht Belt, and Hollywood. Others are more regionally oriented, e.g. in the New York City metropolitan area.

Yiddish is a Germanic language originally spoken by the Jews of Central and later Eastern Europe, written in the Hebrew alphabet, and containing a substantial substratum of words from Hebrew as well as numerous loans from Slavic languages. For that reason, some of the words listed below are in fact of Hebrew or Slavic origin, but have entered English via their Yiddish forms. Since Yiddish is very closely related to modern German, many native Yiddish words have close German cognates; in a few cases it is difficult to tell whether English borrowed a particular word from Yiddish or from German. Since Yiddish was originally written using the Hebrew alphabet, some words have several spellings in the English alphabet. The transliterated spellings of Yiddish words and conventional German spellings are different, but the pronunciations are frequently the same (e.g., shvarts in Yiddish is pronounced the same way as schwarz in German).

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  • Sportz Schmooze™ -- "Sports with Kishkes" -- Launches on YouTube
    NEW YORK CITY, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sportz Schmooze, the world's only "sports show with kishkes," has launched on YouTube as an ongoing sports highlight and review program covering teams and players from the greater New York area. Also, see Moshe's roving riffs and L'Chaims at the 3rd Annual Whisky Jewbilee charity event at Studio 45 Read more on this news related to 'Schmooze'
  • Schmooze your way to success with The JBA Social Committee
    Have you ever wondered whether attending JBA social events is beneficial to your practice? Have you asked yourself why you should bother to take the time to attend these events when you are so busy? Read more on this news related to 'Schmooze'
  • Customer story: Schmooze reviews iPad app MyBizShield
    Customer story: Review of the business.gov.au iPad application, MyBizShield, by Phillip Jones of Schmooze. Read more on this news related to 'Schmooze'

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