Etymology
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schmaltzy (adj.)

1935, from schmaltz + -y (2). Related: Schmaltziness.

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Definitions of schmaltzy

schmaltzy (adj.)
effusively or insincerely emotional;
a schmaltzy song
Synonyms: bathetic / drippy / hokey / maudlin / mawkish / kitschy / mushy / schmalzy / sentimental / sappy / soppy / soupy / slushy
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