Definitions

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  • n. A spread that goes on a bagel
  • n. A batch of things that go together
  • n. An aggregate
  • v. To spread something (often a schmear in the first noun sense)

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (Yiddish) a batch of things that go together

Etymologies

Yiddish שמיר (shmir, "smear, spread"); cognate with German schmieren, English smear. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Hope for Haiti Now includes Jennifer Hudson performance, Anderson Cooper reporting Modern Family creator explains why he "can't stand" reality TV, people followed by cameras Columnist says Obama's presidency "is in danger of becoming" a reality show CBS 'pap smear gift PSA has versions for Christmas, Hanukkah, which says "schmear"

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  • Columnist says Obama's presidency "is in danger of becoming" a reality show CBS 'pap smear gift PSA has versions for Christmas, Hanukkah, which says "schmear"

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  • Million Dollar Listing keeps up Josh, Chad's contrived conflict, awkward set-ups as Madison comes out Meghan, Cheyne cocky ( "we're the best team ever"); were 10 minutes ahead of Sam, Dan, who explain blurring, are okay with edit CBS 'pap smear gift PSA has versions for Christmas, Hanukkah, which says "schmear"

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  • the balloons look like lil sperm guys on the "schmear" cake.

    Recycled Wrecks

  • uh huh. not unheard of to see them on a "schmear" slide, either.

    Recycled Wrecks

  • On a completely unrelated note, HuffPost Hill's grandfather -- a real mensch -- always liked to note that mixing scallions, onion slices and Christian blood makes for a FABULOUS schmear.

    HUFFPOST HILL - GOP Split Over King's Gun Control Plan

  • If you toast a bagel, put some schmear on it, add a tomato and some salt and pepper, it's going to be delicious no matter what.

    Strike Back at an Empire State of Mind

  • Sorry for the schmear-my lens had a run-in with BBQ sauce

    Tri Tip Grill May Be The Best Thing in Rock Center | Midtown Lunch - Finding Lunch in the Food Wasteland of NYC's Midtown Manhattan

  • But, according to the geniuses in Washington, pizza is a vegetable for the purposes of determining what goes into public school lunches by virtue of the fact that pizza traditionally includes a schmear of tomato paste.

    How To Turn Pizza Into A Vegetable

  • If they'll let me have it and if it comes with a schmear.

    Archive 2009-11-01

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  • additonal definitions

    schmear vt. to bribe; n. a bribe: You'll have to schmear the building inspector if you don't want a code violation.

    schmear vt. to apply cream cheese liberally to a bagel; n. the liberal application of cream cheese to a bagel often in preparation for the application of lox.

    Hey, you want a schmear on this bagel?

    July 16, 2009