1. a bribe.
|[||Reading (PA) Eagle 20 Mar. 7/3: A five dollar bill is a ’finskie’ a nickel is a ‘jit’ and a half a dollar is ‘half a schnooze’ ‘half a schmier’ or a ‘half a rock’].|
|DAUL 185/1: Schmear, n. 1. A bribe.et al.|
|Singers’ Gloss. of Show Business Jargon 78: Shmear, [...] payola; graft [OED].|
|Signs of Crime 200: Schmeer Bribe.|
2. a daub or spread of butter, cream cheese etc.
|in Newark (OH) Advocate 21 May 3/3–4: shmear — cream cheese.|
|Close Pursuit (1988) 157: Barreled right into him, spread him out like a bialy widda shmeer, huh?|
|‘How to Make the Perfect New York Bagel’ in ThugLit Jan. [ebook] ‘Where's my schmear?’ ‘Go schmear yourself, Paulie’.|
3. political or other influence.
|Essential Lenny Bruce 171: The juice | The fix | The schmeer | The In.|
(US) everything, the whole lot; everyone.
|Holt Co. Sentinel 8 Aug. 1/8: Just like them, the whole ‘smear’ would come swarming in.|
|Brotherhood of Loco. Firemen and Enginemen’s Mag. 35 549/1: The retainer won't make 15 pounds; and if you had it, 15 pounds don’t fry no eggs with 63 cars of air, and loads ahead and a whole smear of empty flats behind.|
|Green Bk Mag. 2 145: Waiter, one check for the whole smear, it's all on me.|
|DN III:viii 593: whole smear, n. The entire crowd. ‘The whole smear went down to see the wreck.’.‘Word-List From Western Indiana’ in|
|Ade’s Fables 202: While in this dotty State and quite irresponsible, he directed the Manager to close out the whole Smear and sell short.‘The New Fable of the Aerial Performer’ in|
|(con. WW1) Great Adventure 294: [H]e was quite convinced that between them they could have gotten the whole smear [i.e. of enemy aircraft] .|
|Criminal Sl. (rev. edn) 237: the whole smear The entire group or mob; everyone.|
|in Current Sl. IV:3–4 (1970).|
|Heads 48: But why couldn’t you burrow around and ferret out the whole shmear yourself?|
|Blue Movie (1974) 150: You know, big hoop skirt, eight petticoats, high-button shoes, monstro hairpiece, the whole schmear.|
|Dear ‘Herm’ 134: I sure wish I could dictate this whole shmeer to a Secretary.|
|Serial 19: What really gets me about the whole schmeer [...] is what’s gonna happen to the doctor-patient relationship.|
|Between the Devlin 103: Norton [...] gave Billy the whole smear.|
|Street Talk 2 156: Just bring the whole schmear over here.|
|Pain Killers 26: He ties little boxes to his head with leather straps, the whole schmear.|
|Life During Wartime 108: Might as well give it the whole schmear and win back his Stude from that Kraut son of a bitch.‘Hot Rod Heart’ in|
|Widespread Panic 110: ‘Update me. The film [...] the whole schmear’.|