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or schmoose also shmooze  (shmo͞oz)Slang
v. schmoozed, schmooz·ing, schmooz·es or schmoosed or schmoos·ing or schmoos·es also shmoozed or shmooz·ing or shmooz·es
To converse casually, especially in order to gain an advantage or make a social connection.
To engage in schmoozing with: "how to be a professional artist—how to be a businessperson, how to schmooze the collectors" (Paige Powell).
The act or an instance of schmoozing.

[Yiddish shmuesn, possibly from shmues, a chat, pl. of shmue, rumor, Hebrew šəmû'â, rumor; see šmʕ in Semitic roots.]

schmooz′er n.
schmooz′y adj.


slang a person who schmoozes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.schmoozer - someone skilled at conversation
deipnosophist - someone skilled at informal chitchat
conversational partner, interlocutor - a person who takes part in a conversation
speaker, talker, verbaliser, verbalizer, utterer - someone who expresses in language; someone who talks (especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone especially garrulous); "the speaker at commencement"; "an utterer of useful maxims"
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He was a real schmoozer and we developed the practice from there and started expanding and taking on clients in North Wales and Chester.
So now Kitzhaber finds himself alone - partly because no one will defend Hayes' conduct and the governor's apparent role in it, and partly because Kitzhaber has never been the kind of schmoozer who accumulates political blood brothers.
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Maybe I am not a butt-kisser, maybe I am not a schmoozer.
You need someone onside, so use your skills as a master schmoozer.
I was more of a schmoozer in presentations or during social events.
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The defender of weak and the schmoozer of all political parties - until he calls them to account.
Maybe it's her polite way of saying I wasn't a schmoozer, meaning that other boys would pick her up from home with chocolates and a bunch of flowers, whereas I would say, "I'll meet you at Bethnal Green tube station.
At 46, Modi is the great gambler who, like an veteran schmoozer at a Las Vegas casino, doesn't get a deal wrong.