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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

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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Excuse me, you say, schmoozing is for sycophantic losers.
In fact, contemporary American schmoozing can be defined as small talk with an agenda or small talk with a purpose.
Brokerage house analysts spend their clays schmoozing with company management within their "universe" of companies.
Networking, schmoozing, rubbing shoulders - call it what you will, but it is a valuable economic tool that is not always exploited to its full potential.
I'm never sure if I get more out of the sessions--which are always excellent and often spectacular--or the "schmoozing" with colleagues from across the country.
Oh sure, he and his colleagues may have had a good deal to do with millions of dollars in economic value added to Utah's economy during the 90s, but it wasn't due to schmoozing. In fact, the mission statement of the Economic Development Corporation of Utah speaks volumes about the public/private sector economic development, but totally absent are words like schmooze, party, entertain, junket, glad hand, back slap, or golf.
A grid of working Polaroids (from guppy-faced Candy Spelling to Caroline of Monaco to Francis Bacon) reads like the trophy room of big-game schmoozing, many of the less-fresh faces clown-whitened to smooth complexions for the camera.
They are also networking or "schmoozing," depending on why, how, when, where, or with whom they connect.
Focused on his work, sometimes at the expense of fund-raising and the schmoozing he detests, Bielemeier says, "I don't need to be in a large city to prove my art.
The sort of approval that comes from wearing the right clothes, having the right haircut, putting people at ease by schmoozing and joking seems irrelevant to her.
More and more African Americans are schmoozing their way into big business deals as they sweat.
In other words, if you're going to spend money on a member anyway, you might as well get in some quality schmoozing.
for schmoozing and deal-making at the Puck Building on November 15th.
Learn the secrets of schmoozing in a class offered next week by Willamalane Park and Recreation District.
I think his main attribute has been schmoozing Sugar in the boardroom."