schmooze

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schmooze

and shmooze and schmoose
1. in. to chat; to chew the fat. (From Hebrew schmuos via Yiddish.) You were schmoozing when you should have been listening.
2. n. a session of chatting or conversing. Come over, and let’s have a schmooze before you go.
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Modeling the latest looks in menswear, the fashion show and auction this week was attended by more than 400 Dodger fans who schmoozed with Tommy Lasorda, Eric Karros and their other Dodger favorites while feasting on gumbo and Cajun-style chicken against a background of music by the House of Blues' house band, the Blue Tones.
At the post-premiere party, Sorvino and Kudrow schmoozed with former MTV video jockey Mark Goodman, who spun '80s tunes (Sorvino requested Soft Cell's ``Tainted Love,'' which brought on the scorn of '70s music fan Tarantino), while others took advantage of the various cheesy attractions, including a fake-nails station and free makeup applications.