schmooze

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schmooze

To chat or gossip casually with someone, especially for personal gain or self-promotion. Originally from Yiddish. I spent the whole night schmoozing with the various artists and musicians my wife invited to the party. You've got to go to social events and schmooze a bit if you're ever going to get ahead in this industry.

schmoose

verb

schmooze

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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.