- some matter or activity with all its related featuresusually the whole schmear
- a bribe
Origin of schmeareastern; English Yiddish shmir, literally , a smearing ; from shmirn, to smear ; from Middle High German smir(we)n
Also sp. schmeer
also schmeer or shmear
A portion of cream cheese or another spread, as on a bagel.
Origin of schmearYiddish shmir, smear, smudge, from shmirn, to smear, grease, from Middle High German smiren, from Old High German smirwen.
(third-person singular simple present schmears, present participle schmearing, simple past and past participle schmeared)
- To spread something (often a schmear in the first noun sense)