schmooze

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Etymology[edit]

From Yiddish שמועס (shmues).

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Verb[edit]

schmooze (third-person singular simple present schmoozes, present participle schmoozing, simple past and past participle schmoozed)

  1. To talk casually, especially in order to gain an advantage or make a social connection
    I wish he could do his job as well as he schmoozes with the boss.

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Noun[edit]

schmooze (plural schmoozes)

  1. A casual conversation, especially one held in order to gain an advantage or make a social connection.