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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.
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slang a person who schmoozes
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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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Thompson, a master schmoozer and cajoler, didn't try tackling nearly as many huge, generational changes all at once like Pritzker did in his first session.
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Perhaps inherent to an account written from the narrow perch of an individual working at a relatively low level of government, Nixon is quick to dismiss the perspectives of higher ups--for instance, the manager of the CIA Iraq team is characterized as a "schmoozer" because he "provided simplified material that was easy for policymakers to understand...
He is a schmoozer who recognises the importance of projecting a positive, inclusive image of the bank to its clients, its employees and the public.
Berlusconi is portrayed negatively, described as a "76-year-old political schmoozer" (146), a "populist" (152), and the man responsible for bringing "the Eurozone debt crisis to a crescendo" (146).
But Richard is not a schmoozer himself, despite his years spent in the business.
Could Obama, with that first-class intellect to go with a first-class temperament, with that pitch-perfect sense of humour, have been a better schmoozer and dealmaker?
Spurs were failing in the transfer market under oldschool schmoozer Franco Baldini, but Pochettino had him ushered out and replaced with his own recruitment expert, Paul Mitchell - whose first signing was a PS5million move for MK Dons midfielder Dele Alli.
"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.
Schmoozer Four years younger than Ryan Giggs, AVB bombed alarmingly at Stamford Bridge and yet still walked into another plum job thanks to Daniel Levy's keen eye for the fashionable.
According to The Independent, the FIFA president talked of his troubled birth and first days to an audience of undergraduates before launching into an analysis of his public image, saying that he has been unfairly portrayed as a ruthless parasite, 'Godfather of the FIFA gravy train' and 'heartless schmoozer'.