SHLIMAZL

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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shlimazel

[shli-mah-zuhl]
noun
Also, shlimazl.
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schlemazel definition

[ʃləˈmɑzlæ]
and schlemozzle; shlimazl
  1. n.
    an awkward, bumbling person; a loser. (Yiddish.) : And this poor schlemazel tries to get me to help him paint his fence!
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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