Definitions

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  • noun a social gathering organised so that people working in the non-profit charity sector can get together.

Etymologies

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schmooze +‎ -fest

Examples

  • A combination of behind-the-scenes deal making, schmoozefest and celebrity-hogging sessions with the occasional interesting debate thrown in, the meeting of the World Economic Forum has long been a required stop for politicians, business leaders and Hollywood stars Journalists are there, too, but most of us are too cool to admit we enjoy it.

    This Year, Davos Doesn't Deliver

  • In the last two days, a batch of campaign finance reports, a little-noticed press release and the start of an annual schmoozefest in Ocean City, have helped shape Maryland's political agenda for the remaining 10 weeks before November's election, and beyond.

    First Click: How Maryland politics really works

  • The gallery opening is always a crazy schmoozefest and, even though I got there early, I didn't get there first, by any means.

    APAture Live

  • This year was far from just a schmoozefest, and we became determined to prove it was not, in fact, a boondoggle.

    At the Cannes Advertising Festival, There Is Still Some "Boon Left in the Doggle" - Michael Kassan - MediaBizBlogger

  • The pathetically ineffectual schmoozefest of the Davos World Economic Forum tried to discuss "postcrisis management" as if the global economy had already turned the corner — and yet nobody seems to know which corner to look for, let alone how to deal with it.

    Follow These Two

  • Before moving to Pico-Robertson, I spent three years in trendy West Hollywood, where I was the lone independent/conservative voice during an early morning schmoozefest at the Urth Caffé on Melrose Avenue.

    David Suissa: It's Their Turn

  • Before moving to Pico-Robertson, I spent three years in trendy West Hollywood, where I was the lone independent/conservative voice during an early morning schmoozefest at the Urth Caffé on Melr ...

    David Suissa: It's Their Turn

  • Who's listening: Casting agents, directors, industry pressHerb AllenMOGUL WRANGLERWhat he's saying: The New York investment banker's annual schmoozefest in Sun Valley all but determines who's who in business; 1998 guests: Andy Grove, Rupert Murdoch, Bill Gates, David Stern.

    The Buzz Machine

  • At the conclusion of the annual schmoozefest known as the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the world's leaders called for "a new kind of collaborative leadership."

    Dr. R. Keith Sawyer: World Leaders Call for Collaborative Leadership

  • Before moving to Pico-Robertson, I spent three years in trendy West Hollywood, where I was the lone independent/conservative voice during an early morning schmoozefest at the Urth Caffé on Melr ...

    David Suissa: It's Their Turn

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