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schmaltz

also schmalz  (shmälts)
n.
1. Informal
a. Excessively sentimental art or music.
b. Maudlin sentimentality.
2. Liquid fat, especially chicken fat.

[Yiddish shmalts, animal fat, sentimentality, from Middle High German smalz, animal fat, from Old High German; see mel- in Indo-European roots.]

schmaltz′i·ness n.
schmaltz′y adj.

schmaltz

(ʃmælts; ʃmɔːlts) or

schmalz

n
1. excessive sentimentality, esp in music
2. (Cookery) US animal fat used in cooking
[C20: from German (Schmalz) and Yiddish: melted fat, from Old High German smalz]

schmaltz

shmaltz

(ʃmɑlts, ʃmɔlts)

n.
Informal. exaggerated sentimentalism, as in music or writing.
[1930–35; < Yiddish shmalts or German Schmaltz fat, grease, c. smelt1]
schmaltz′y, adj. schmaltz•i•er, schmaltz•i•est.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.schmaltz - (Yiddish) excessive sentimentality in art or music
sentimentality, drippiness, mawkishness, mushiness, soupiness, sloppiness - falsely emotional in a maudlin way
Yiddish - a dialect of High German including some Hebrew and other words; spoken in Europe as a vernacular by many Jews; written in the Hebrew script

schmaltz

also schmalz
noun
Informal. The quality or condition of being affectedly or overly emotional:
Slang: sappiness.
Translations

schmaltz

[ʃmɔːlts] Nsentimentalismo m, sensiblería f

schmaltz

[ˈʃmɔːlts] n (= sentimental trash) → mièvrerie f

schmaltz

schmalz [ʃmɔːlts] n (fam) → sdolcinatezza
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