schmear
or schmeer noun Etymology: Yiddish shmir smear Date: 1965 an aggregate of related things <
the whole schmear
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  • schmear — (n.) 1961, bribery, from Yiddish shmir spread, from shmirn to grease, smear, from M.H.G. smiren, from O.H.G. smirwen to smear (see SMEAR (Cf. smear) (v.); Cf. slang to grease (someone s) palm to bribe ). Phrase the whole schmear the entire affair …   Etymology dictionary

  • schmear — [shmir] n. [E Yiddish shmir, lit., a smearing < shmirn, to smear < MHG smir(we)n] Slang 1. some matter or activity with all its related features: usually the whole schmear 2. a bribe: Also sp. schmeer …   English World dictionary

  • schmear — noun (Yiddish) a batch of things that go together he bought the whole schmeer • Syn: ↑schmeer, ↑shmear • Topics: ↑Yiddish • Hypernyms: ↑batch, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • schmear — /shmear/, Slang. n. 1. a dab, as of cream cheese, spread on a roll, bagel, or the like. 2. a number of related things, ideas, etc., resulting in a unified appearance, attitude, plan, or the like (usually used in the phrase the whole schmear). 3.… …   Universalium

  • schmear — or schmeer [[t]ʃmɪər[/t]] n. v. schmeared or schmeered, schmear•ing or schmeer•ing. Slang. 1) cvb sts a number of related things, matters, etc.: to go through the whole schmear[/ex] 2) cvb sts a bribe 3) cvb sts to bribe • Etymology: 1960–65;… …   From formal English to slang

  • schmear — The amount of mayo and or mustard the deli puts on your sandwich If you like mustard be sure to request more than a schmear on your sandwich …   Dictionary of american slang

  • schmear — The amount of mayo and or mustard the deli puts on your sandwich If you like mustard be sure to request more than a schmear on your sandwich …   Dictionary of american slang

  • schmear — [ʃmɪə] (also schmeer) noun N. Amer. informal 1》 an underhand inducement. 2》 a quantity of butter, soft cheese, etc. spread on bread. Phrases the whole schmear everything possible or available. Origin 1960s: from Yiddish shmirn flatter, grease …   English new terms dictionary

  • schmear — /ʃmɪə/ (say shmear) phrase the whole schmear, Colloquial the totality of a scheme, activity, etc. Also, schmeer. {Yiddish schmeer spread (as on sandwiches), from schmirn to spread, grease} …   Australian English dictionary

  • schmear — noun a) A spread that goes on a bagel b) A batch of things that go together …   Wiktionary

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