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schmaltzalso schmalz (shmälts)
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.]
A German word meaning melted fat, used to mean excessive sentimentality.
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|Noun||1.||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
n (inf) → Schmalz m (inf)