shmoose

vb
American
to chat or gossip at length, to have a heart-to-heart talk. This American Yiddish word comes from the Hebrew shmous, meaning 'things heard'. The word, spoken with a hard or soft final 's', has overtones of intimacy and affec-tion rather than malicious gossip.

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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  • shoot the breeze — verb talk socially without exchanging too much information the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze • Syn: ↑chew the fat, ↑chat, ↑confabulate, ↑confab, ↑chitchat, ↑chit chat, ↑chatter, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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