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shlimazel

or shlimazl

[shli-mah-zuh l] /ʃlɪˈmɑ zəl/
noun

schlimazel

or schlimazl, shlimazel, shlimazl

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