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shemozzle

/ʃɪˈmɒzəl/
noun
1.
(informal) a noisy confusion or dispute; uproar
Word Origin
C19: perhaps from Yiddish shlimazl misfortune
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n.

see schlemazel.

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shemozzle

noun

A difficult and confused situation; an uproar; melee; mess, rhubarb: It became clear that the whole shlamozzle, introns and exons, are transcribed into RNA (1899+)

verb

To depart; powder, scram (1903+)

[ultimately probably fr Yiddish shlim mazel, ''rotten luck,'' hence ''a difficulty or misfortune,'' and related to shlemazel]


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