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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Slang A number of things that go together; an aggregate: bought the whole schmeer.

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

Etymologies

Yiddish shmir, smear, smudge, from shmirn, to smear, grease, from Middle High German smiren, from Old High German smirwen.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • This term is in use (at least) in New York.

    April 6, 2009

  • What you put on a bagel.

    April 6, 2009