or schle·mihl, shle·miel
Words nearby schlemiel
Origin of schlemiel
Example sentences from the Web for schlemihl
Ten years after its publication a new kind of lamp, which cast no shadow, was named the Schlemihl lamp.
Chamisso was often pestered with questions respecting what he really meant by the story of Schlemihl.
To his friends—if the few who were aware of his existence could be called friends—he was a Schlemihl (a luckless fool).Dreamers of the Ghetto|I. Zangwill
There is a haunting cold brightness about the Schlemihl etchings.George Cruikshank|W. H. Chesson
Among the characters were the grey man, and a certain Albert, probably intended for Schlemihl.