ETYM French, bacon, pig's fat, Latin lardum, laridum.
Soft white semisolid fat obtained by rendering the fatty tissue of the hog.
Clarified edible pig fat. It is used in cooking and in the manufacture of margarine, soaps, and ointments.
(Informal) Excessive sentimentality; SYN. schmalz, mushiness.
Rendered fat; exaggerated sentimentality, overemotionality (Yiddish)