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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.

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)
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