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  • Chicago slang: at someone's home, place of work, or similar location. This use of 'by' parallels the French word chez but more likley derives from the German and also Yiddish bei. Examples: We're coming by you tonight. How's by you? I hear they're laying off people by you.

    July 16, 2009

  • 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

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