Quote Originally Posted by Michael R 1974 View Post
Schmaltz is term for "fat" in Yiddish. You can apply it to anything though. So if you say something has too much schmaltz, or is schmaltzy, it basically means blubbery, or wordy, or melodramatic, overdone, too much information, or plain full of baloney.
Michael R sums it up very well, it's like malarkey.