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Parf of speech: Noun, OED Year: 1969, OED Evaluation: North American colloquial

Bribery, corruption, flattery.

Interviewer: Mm-hm Are there any like special holidays or anything-like that for your family? Speaker: Christmas-Eve my mum always has a big open-house and she puts on a whole shmeer. Interviewer: What 's that like? Speaker: They just invite like immediate family over. Other people come like I 've had friends come before and they just put out like a buffet and people go again and sit down and eat and talk and open presents- nice.
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Speaker: And we- we- we were- we partied there (inc) many times. Interviewer: What did you do? Speaker: Oh they had awesome parties. And they had what they called dining ins and you wore a long gown and long white gloves and the whole shmeer. Oh yeah, and they were in their beautiful dress, uniforms and-stuff.
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