Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Schmooze'
n : an informal conversation [syn: chat, confab, confabulation,
v : talk idly or casually and in a friendly way [syn: shmooze,
shmoose, schmoose, jawbone]
Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Schmooze'
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).[See more about Schmooze at Dictionary 3.0 Encyclopedia]
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Schmooze Sample Sentences in News
- The Cruz Schmooze
When New York’s Republican Party invited Sen. Ted Cruz to headline a GOP fund-raiser to be held in the Big Apple this month, it was encouraging to see the party show a little insurrectionist streak. But no sooner had the Texas Republican been invited, critics here and in Washington... Read more on this news related to 'Schmooze'
- Fore! Obama takes 'schmooze offensive' to the fairway
By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama hit the golf course on Monday with two Republican senators and a Democrat, part of an effort to advance his second-term agenda by having better relationships with Congress. Obama, an avid golfer with a respectable 17 handicap, rarely takes politics to the greens, preferring instead to golf with frien Read more on this news related to 'Schmooze'
- News & Schmooze: Baseball brings Buffalo Grove together
BUFFALO GROVE — Baseball is in full swing in our area, and fans of all ages are heading out to our local fields to cheer on their favorite teams and players. The Buffalo Grove Recreational Association (BGRA) website, www.bgrabaseball.org, offers a full schedule for each of the leagues. The games at both Jay Jones and Emmerich North this year feature new and impr Read more on this news related to 'Schmooze'