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noun 
  1. Liquid chickenfat
  2. Excessively sentimental art or music
Etymology: from (Yidd.)Sol Steinmetz, in "Yiddish and English: The Story of Yiddish in America", suggests that this figurative derivation of "schmaltz" does not exist in Yiddish. http://www.randomhouse.com/wotd/index.pperl?date=20010910


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