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schlimazel

[shli-mah-zuh l] /ʃlɪˈmɑ zəl/
noun, Slang.
1.
an inept, bungling person who suffers from unremitting bad luck.
Also, schlimazl, shlimazel, shlimazl.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; < Yiddish, equivalent to shlim bad (compare Middle High German slimp wrong) + mazl luck < Modern Hebrew mazzāl
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