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Definition of schmooze

schmooze

verb

  • to interact socially with people, usually for future gains.
    He didn't have his bus pass on him, but after months of schmoozing, the bus driver knew he usually had one and let him on the bus anyway.

    Last edited on Oct 26 2017. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Aug 31 2009.

  • to mingle with a tinge of fawning or brown-nosing, for some potential gain.
    Schmooze grandma to make latkes.
    Schmooze the bus driver to stop a block closer to your home.
    Schmooze your teacher to change a grade.

    Last edited on Oct 26 2017. Submitted by Anonymous on Oct 26 2017.

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