adjective see schmaltz

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • schmaltzy — (adj.) 1935, from SCHMALTZ (Cf. schmaltz) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Related: Schmaltziness …   Etymology dictionary

  • schmaltzy — schmaltz|y [ˈʃmo:ltsi, ˈʃmæltsi US ˈʃmo:ltsi, ˈʃma:ltsi] adj informal [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: schmaltz schmaltzy quality (20 21 centuries), from Yiddish shmalts melted fat , from Middle High German smalz] a schmaltzy piece of music, book etc… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • schmaltzy — UK [ˈʃmɔːltsɪ] / US [ˈʃmɔltsɪ] adjective Word forms schmaltzy : adjective schmaltzy comparative schmaltzier superlative schmaltziest informal dealing with love and other feelings in a way that is silly or not sincere a schmaltzy romantic comedy …   English dictionary

  • schmaltzy — adjective informal especially AmE a schmaltzy piece of music, book etc deals with emotions such as love and sadness in a way that seems silly and insincere: a schmaltzy love song schmaltz, schmalz noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • schmaltzy — AND shmaltzy [“Jmaltsi] mod. overly sweet and sentimental. (See also schmaltz.) □ This movie is too schmaltzy for me. □ What a schmaltzy movie! …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • schmaltzy — schmaltz|y [ ʃmɔltsi ] adjective INFORMAL dealing with love and other feelings in a way that is silly or not sincere: a schmaltzy romantic comedy …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • schmaltzy — [[t]ʃmæ̱ltsi, AM ʃmɑ͟ːltsi[/t]] ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe songs, films, or books as schmaltzy, you do not like them because they are too sentimental. Syn: slushy …   English dictionary

  • schmaltzy — schmaltz ► NOUN informal ▪ excessive sentimentality. DERIVATIVES schmaltzy adjective. ORIGIN Yiddish, from German Schmalz dripping, lard …   English terms dictionary

  • schmaltzy — adjective effusively or insincerely emotional a bathetic novel maudlin expressions of sympathy mushy effusiveness a schmaltzy song sentimental soap operas slushy poetry • Syn: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • schmaltzy — /shmahlt see, shmawlt /, adj. schmaltzier, schmaltziest. Informal. of, pertaining to, or characterized by schmaltz. Also, schmalzy. [1930 35; SCHMALTZ + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

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