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 Dictionary entry overview: What does schmaltz mean? 

  The noun SCHMALTZ has 1 sense:

1. (Yiddish) excessive sentimentality in art or music

  Familiarity information: SCHMALTZ used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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(Yiddish) excessive sentimentality in art or music

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects


schmaltz; schmalz; shmaltz

Hypernyms ("schmaltz" is a kind of...):

drippiness; mawkishness; mushiness; sentimentality; sloppiness; soupiness (falsely emotional in a maudlin way)

Domain category:

Yiddish (a dialect of High German including some Hebrew and other words; spoken in Europe as a vernacular by many Jews; written in the Hebrew script)

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