schmier, shmier, shmir, schmear, shmear, schmeer, shmeer n., v.t.
related to Schmiere, schmieren "ointment, salve, smear, grease, lubricant, greasy dirt, bribe, scrawl, scribble": a mass or group of related things ("the whole schmear"); a spread, often cream cheese on a bagel; to spread; a bribe; to bribe [< Yiddish shmir, shmeer "smear, smudge" < shmirn, shmiren, schmeeren "to smear, grease" < Middle High German smiren < Old High German smirwen, related to Pennsylvania German schmear "fat, grease"]. This entry suggested by Christian Macho. See also schmierkase.
* "If the first or the last fiddle, the timpani or horn, the flute or oboe takes off with his own interpretation, the result will be not only anarchy, but such a schmier, such a mishmash that the audience will run away in horror!" Uta Hagen, Respect for Acting, 1973, p. 198. This is a meaning I have not found in dictionaries as it appears to mean a group of unrelated things rather than similar things.
* "You eat usually eggs and toast mit raspberry shmier for breakfast, ze garbage fast food for lunch, maybe ze wiener made from pig balls or a slice of Scheisse you call pizza." David Ives, Time Flies and Other Short Plays, 2001, p. 45. This is a German character speaking in a play.
* "'Was your son given free rein to access whatever web sites he liked, including, say, violent or pornographic ones?' 'Oh, we did the whole parental-controls schmear, but Kevin cracked it in a day."' Lionel Shriver, We Need to Talk About Kevin: A Novel, 2003, p. 45.
* "Try '99 bagels with schmear on the wall, 99 bagels with schmear' to kill even the strongest bagel cravings." Cameron Tuttle, The Bad Girl's Guide to the Open Road, 1999, p. 1.
* "They are high-class, high-performance mostly Stratocaster-like guitars, available in spectacular custom colors including 'psychedelic vomit' and even 'haz-mat-sewage-fiasco shmear."' Tony Bacon, Electric Guitars: The Illustrated Encyclopedia, 2000, p. 203.
* "'How about an extra five over the meter?' 'You're on. Get in.' Ah, the power of the schmeer." Steve Karmen, Me and Bobby D.: A Memoir, 2003, p. 351.
* "'That's fine,' said Boaz. 'Only wear a broad-brimmed hat and shmeer yourself with lotion. Otherwise you'll get red as a tomato, and they'll pick you by mistake."' Erich Segal, Acts of Faith, 2003, p. 202.http://germanenglishwords.com/rlgs.htm