The Joys of Yiddish - Shmooz and Shmuck

 

This page includes definitions for the words shmooz ('a friendly, gossipy, prolonged, heart-to-heart talk'), and shmuck (a term of contempt derived from the German word for ornament).

 

Taken from: The Joys of Yiddish
Author / Creator: Rosten, Leo
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Book Co, New York
Date: 1968
Copyright: © The British Library Board
Shelfmark: LEX.155