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schmoozer

Someone who excels at or makes a point of chatting or gossiping casually with others, especially for personal gain or self-promotion. Originally from Yiddish. I've never liked that guy. He's always struck me as a schmoozer who's more interested in getting ahead than striking up a genuine friendship. A: "You certainly were gregarious at the party last night!" B: "What can I say? I've always been a talented schmoozer!"
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schmoozer

n. someone who chats or converses well. Two old schmoozers sat muttering to one another all afternoon by the duck pond.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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