schmear

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schmear

also schmeer or shmear  (shmîr)
n. Slang
A portion of cream cheese or another spread, as on a bagel.
Idiom:
whole schmear
The entirety of something; everything.

[Yiddish shmir, smear, smudge, from shmirn, to smear, grease, from Middle High German smiren, from Old High German smirwen.]

schmear

(ʃmɪə) or

schmeer

n
informal US a situation, matter, or affair (esp in the phrase the whole schmear)
[C20: from Yiddish shmirn to smear or grease]

schmear

or schmeer

(ʃmɪər)

n., v. schmeared or schmeered, schmear•ing or schmeer•ing. Slang. n.
1. a number of related things, matters, etc.: to go through the whole schmear.
2. a bribe.
v.t.
3. to bribe.
[1960–65; appar. < Yiddish shmirn to smear, grease; compare Middle High German smirwen (German schmieren); see smear]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.schmear - (Yiddish) a batch of things that go together; "he bought the whole schmeer"
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
batch, clutch - a collection of things or persons to be handled together
Translations

schmear

n (US inf)
(= bribe)Bestechung f
the whole schmeardas ganze Drumherum or Brimborium (inf)
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