Definition of Shmaltz

1. Noun. (Yiddish) excessive sentimentality in art or music.

Exact synonyms: Schmaltz, Schmalz
Generic synonyms: Drippiness, Mawkishness, Mushiness, Sentimentality, Sloppiness, Soupiness
Category relationships: Yiddish



Definition of Shmaltz

1. schmaltz [n -ES] - See also: schmaltz

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shmaltz

shlockumentary
shlocky
shloka
shlokas
shlongs
shlub
shlubby
shlubs
shlump
shlumped
shlumping
shlumps
shlumpy
shm-
shmaltz (current term)
shmaltzes
shmaltzier
shmaltziest
shmaltzy
shmatte
shmattes
shmear
shmears
shmegegge
shmek
shmeks
shmo
shmock

Literary usage of Shmaltz

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1. The United States Democratic Review by Conrad Swackhamer (1840)
"[September, shmaltz, who is Minister of War, is the only Bavarian in the ministry. He was colonel of cavalry in Bavaria, and knew enough at home to act as ..."

2. Chicago City Directory and Business Advertiser (1855)
"... printer R. Fergus, h Halsted bt Madison and Monroe Barnett Michael, clerk, bds 210 Madison Barnett SC cutter J. & A. shmaltz Barnet Thomas, ..."

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