schlimazel

schli·ma·zel

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  • schlimazel — /shli mah zeuhl/, n. Slang. an inept, bungling person who suffers from unremitting bad luck. Also, schlimazl, shlimazel, shlimazl. [1945 50; < Yiddish, equiv. to shlim bad (cf. MHG slimp wrong) + mazl luck < ModHeb mazzal] * * * …   Universalium

  • schlimazel — noun /ʃləˈmɔːzəl/ A chronically unlucky person …   Wiktionary

  • schlimazel —    (shlih MAH zl) [Yiddish, from German and Hebrew] In slang, an awkward, inept person who is plagued by bad luck. Also written as schlimazl, shlimazl …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • schlimazel — schli•ma•zel or shlimazel [[t]ʃlɪˈmɑ zəl[/t]] n. Slang. sts an inept person who suffers from unremitting bad luck • Etymology: 1945–50; < Yiddish, =shlim bad (cf. MHG slimp wrong) +mazl luck …   From formal English to slang

  • schlimazel — noun (Yiddish) a very unlucky or inept person who fails at everything • Syn: ↑shlimazel • Topics: ↑Yiddish • Hypernyms: ↑unfortunate, ↑unfortunate person …   Useful english dictionary

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  • shlimazel — noun (Yiddish) a very unlucky or inept person who fails at everything • Syn: ↑schlimazel • Topics: ↑Yiddish • Hypernyms: ↑unfortunate, ↑unfortunate person * * * …   Useful english dictionary

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