- (shmooz) [Yiddish, from Hebrew: reports; gossip] In slang, to converse idly; to chat. Chatter; idle conversation. Also, a heart-to-heart talk.“We schmooze,” Davidson said. “When we’re on charters or on Tarmacs, . . . we talk hockey.” —The New York Times, April 17, 1999.
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schmoose — /shmoohz, shmoohs/, v.i., schmoosed, schmoosing., n. schmooze. Also, schmoos. * * * … Universalium
schmoose — vb See shmooze … Contemporary slang
schmoose — v. gossip; discuss; cat … English slang
schmoose — Go to schmooze … Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions
schmoose — I noun an informal conversation • Syn: ↑chat, ↑confab, ↑confabulation, ↑schmooze • Derivationally related forms: ↑confabulate (for: ↑ … Useful english dictionary
schmooze — AND shmooze; schmoose 1. n. to chat; to chew the fat. (From Hebrew schmuos via Yiddish.) □ You were schmoozing when you should have been listening. D We were schmoozing before quitting time, and then the boss walked by. 1. n. a session of… … Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions
chitchat — I noun light informal conversation for social occasions • Syn: ↑chit chat, ↑chit chat, ↑small talk, ↑gab, ↑gabfest, ↑gossip, ↑tittle tattle, ↑chin wag, ↑ … Useful english dictionary
schmooze — I noun an informal conversation • Syn: ↑chat, ↑confab, ↑confabulation, ↑schmoose • Derivationally related forms: ↑confabulate (for: ↑ … Useful english dictionary
schmooze — schmoozer, n. /shmoohz/, v., schmoozed, schmoozing, n. Slang. v.i. 1. to chat idly; gossip. n. 2. idle conversation; chatter. Also, schmoose, schmoos. [1895 1900, Amer.; < Yiddish, v. use of schmues < Heb shamu oth reports, gossip] * * * … Universalium
gossip — [n1] talk about others; rumor account, babble, back fence talk*, blather, blether, buzz*, calumny, chatter, chitchat*, chronicle, clothesline*, conversation, cry, defamation, dirty laundry*, dirty linen*, dirty wash*, earful*, grapevine*, hearsay … New thesaurus