schmalz


Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Related to schmalz: schmaltz

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-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

schmaltz′i·ness n.
schmaltz′y adj.

schmalz

A German word meaning melted fat, used to mean excessive sentimentality.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.schmalz - (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

schmal(t)z

n (inf)Schmalz m (inf)
References in classic literature ?
Kurt left him, andwhen he came to look about him the first thing he saw pasted on the padded wall was a reproduction, of the great picture by Siegfried Schmalz of the War God, that terrible, trampling figure with the viking helmet and the scarlet cloak, wading through destruction, sword in hand, which had so strong a resemblance to Karl Albert, the prince it was painted to please.
Founded in 1993 by James Schmalz, Digital Extremes ranks as one of the world's top independent development studios in the interactive entertainment industry.
Letters used only once Letters repeated Rows 1 & 2: 12 letters : 20 letters : QWERTYUIOP FARSIGHTEDLY (W3) GASTROHYSTERORRHAPHY (W2) ASDFGHJKL HYDROSULFITE (W3) SUPERULTRAFROSTIFIED (W2) TRIADELPHOUS (W3) Rows 1 & 3: 11 letters : 19 letters : QWERTYUIOP PYROBITUMEN (W3) PYOPNEUMOPERITONEUM (W2) ZXCVBNM Rows 2 & 3: 7 letters : 12 letters : ASDFGHJKL SCHMALZ (W3) CASSABANANAS (W3) ZXCVBNM
Schmalz, University of Michigan, "AntiCompetitive Effects of Common Ownership"
Schmalz, associate professor of religion at the College of the Holy Cross.
A year ago, the sculpture by Timothy Schmalz had been rejected by St.
Made of fiberglass, the statue was called Whatsoever You Do, made by Ontario sculptor Timothy Schmalz, who lent it to the church.
704(c) principles into account (the tracing method) (see Schmalz and Amoni, "Applying the Disparity Offset Method to Achieve Tax-Follows-Economics Results," 115 J.
Sculptor Timothy Schmalz told the Toronto Star that both St.
Linda Schmalz, supervisor of core material engineering for Ford, said, 'Allergies affect large numbers of people, so anything we can do to reduce potential allergens inside Ford vehicles we do through rigorous, controlled testing.
The proposed statue would be 100-feet tall and would be built by American sculptor, Timothy Schmalz.