Jessie was sucker for funny guys that could make her laugh without resorting to excessive schmaltz. She was also extremely lonely. And so most nights, as last call grew near, she found herself going home with whoever was willing to close her bar tab.
- Excessively sentimental, especially with art and music.
- Liquid chicken fat.
Borrowed from Yiddish shmalts or German Schmalz.
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Modern Language Association (MLA Style)
Schmaltz. The Effin Word, The Effin Word, https://effinwords.com/dictionary/schmaltz. Accessed 4 June 2023.
The Chicago Manual of Style (Chicago Style)
The Effin Word, s.v. schmaltz, accessed June 4, 2023, https://effinwords.com/dictionary/schmaltz.
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The Effin Word. (n.d.). Schmaltz. In The Effin Word. Retrieved June 4, 2023, from https://effinwords.com/dictionary/schmaltz