schlimazel

schlimazel

[shli-mah-zuhl]
noun Slang.
an inept, bungling person who suffers from unremitting bad luck.
Also, schlimazl, shlimazel, shlimazl.


Origin:
1945–50; < Yiddish, equivalent to shlim bad (compare Middle High German slimp wrong) + mazl luck < Modern Hebrew mazzāl

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schlimazel

noun
(Yiddish) a very unlucky or inept person who fails at everything 
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