Definition of schmooze verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

schmooze

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ʃmuːz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ʃmuːz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they schmooze
BrE BrE//ʃmuːz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ʃmuːz//
 
he / she / it schmoozes
BrE BrE//ˈʃmuːzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃmuːzɪz//
 
past simple schmoozed
BrE BrE//ʃmuːzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ʃmuːzd//
 
past participle schmoozed
BrE BrE//ʃmuːzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ʃmuːzd//
 
-ing form schmoozing
BrE BrE//ˈʃmuːzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃmuːzɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive, transitive] schmooze (with) somebody (informal) to talk in an informal and friendly way with somebody, especially in order to gain an advantage by persuading people to like you and do what you want synonym chat Word Origin late 19th cent. (as a verb): from Yiddish shmuesn ‘converse, chat’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: schmooze