verb (used without object), schmoozed, schmooz·ing.
- to chat idly; gossip.
- idle conversation; chatter.
- (intr) to chat or gossip
- (tr) to chat to (someone) for the purposes of self-promotion or to gain some advantage
- a trivial conversation; chat
v.also shmooze, “to chat intimately,” 1897, from Yiddish shmuesn “to chat,” from shmues “idle talk, chat,” from Hebrew shemu’oth “news, rumors.” As a noun from 1939. Related: Schmoozed; schmoozing. Schmoozer is from 1909.