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schmoozeor 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.]
1. (intr) to chat or gossip
2. (tr) to chat to (someone) for the purposes of self-promotion or to gain some advantage
a trivial conversation; chat
[Yiddish, from schmues a chat, from Hebrew shemuoth reports]
v. schmoozed, schmooz•ing,
n. Slang. v.i.
1. to chat idly; gossip.n.
2. an idle conversation; chat.
[1895–1900, Amer.; < Yiddish, v. use of schmues < Hebrew shəmū‘ōth reports, gossip]
Past participle: schmoozed
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|Noun||1.||schmooze - an informal conversation |
conversation - the use of speech for informal exchange of views or ideas or information etc.
|Verb||1.||schmooze - talk idly or casually and in a friendly way|