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Word of the Day 10/08/20 Schmaltz

Schmaltz (noun)
schmaltz [ shmahlts, shmawlts ]


noun
1. Informal. exaggerated sentimentalism, as in music or soap operas.
2. liquid animal fat, especially of a chicken.

Also schmalz. Sometimes shmaltz.

WORDS RELATED TO SCHMALTZ
sentimentalism, sentiment, mushiness, nostalgia, mawkishness, reminiscence, bathos, triteness, melodrama, maudlinism, melodramatics, gushiness

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Origin: First recorded in 1930–35; from Yiddish shmalts or German Schmalz; cognate with smelt

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR SCHMALTZ
And again the fortune of Schmaltz was swept away and again he was kicked.
THE BOY GREW OLDER|HEYWOOD BROUN

He and Schmaltz they couldn't have it whole because "half of the back is on the front."
THE BOY GREW OLDER|HEYWOOD BROUN

Schmaltz and Lachaumareys, were at the port to receive us from our boats.
PERILS AND CAPTIVITY|CHARLOTTE-ADLADE [NE PICARD] DARD

Schmaltz and Lachaumareys took the lead along the coast, and all the expedition followed.
PERILS AND CAPTIVITY|CHARLOTTE-ADLADE [NE PICARD] DARD

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.





This generally isn't a word I would have associated with definition 2...shudders
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