schlimazel

or schli·mazl, shli·ma·zel, shli·mazl

[shli-mah-zuh l]

Origin of schlimazel

1945–50; < Yiddish, equivalent to shlim bad (compare Middle High German slimp wrong) + mazl luck < Modern Hebrew mazzāl
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