adjective (schmaltzier, schmaltziest)• informal
- Excessively sentimental: schmaltzy balladsMore example sentences
- At the risk of sounding completely schmaltzy, it was the best, most meaningful Canada Day in my life thus far.
- The script started off as smart and sharp but the end was way too schmaltzy.
- Few musical reunions are anything better than schmaltzy and many are far worse.
1930s: from schmaltz + -y1.