Definitions

  • v. To be sweating profusely; to be drenched in sweat.

  • v. To be hot, sweltering.

Example Sentences

  • “We were shmaltzing when the air conditioner died.” (Weiser)

  • “The summer weather was too shmaltzing to be comfortable for outside activities.” (Weiser)

  • "We're all shmaltzing on the West Coast and could use some relief." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • English
  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • Y שמאַלץ shmalts 'fat, grease' + E '-ing' verb ending

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).

      Alternative Spellings

      to be shmaltsing

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