Definition of schmaltz noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

schmaltz

 noun
noun
NAmE//ʃmɑlts//
 
, NAmE//ʃmɔlts//
 
[uncountable](informal)(disapproving)
 
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the quality of being too sentimental At the end of the movie we drown in a sea of schmaltz.
 
adjective (schmaltzier, schmaltziest)
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: schmaltz