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or schli·mazl, shli·ma·zel, shli·mazl

[shli-mah-zuh l]
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noun Slang.
  1. an inept, bungling person who suffers from unremitting bad luck.
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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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