Definition of


  1. (noun, communication) an informal conversation
  2. (verb, communication) talk idly or casually and in a friendly way

via WordNet, Princeton University

Origin of the word Schmooze

  1. "to chat intimately," 1897, from Yiddish shmuesn "to chat," from shmues "idle talk, chat," from Heb. shemu'oth "news, rumors." Schmooozer is from 1909. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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