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tsuris

[tsoo r-is, tsur-] /ˈtsʊər ɪs, ˈtsɜr-/
noun, Slang.
1.
trouble; woe.
Also, tsouris, tsuris.
Origin
1970-1975
1970-75; < Yiddish tsures, tsores, plural of tsure, tsore < Hebrew ṣarā, plural ṣarōth troubles
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tsuris

noun

Troubles; tribulations; anxieties; sufferings: if Samuels, with all his tsuris, wins the Democratic nomination/ There is a tsoris, which is a kind of trouble spot/ during a long streak of tzuris

[1960s+; fr Yiddish fr Hebrew tsarah, ''trouble'']


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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