shlimazel

or shli·ma·zl

[ shli-mah-zuh l ]
/ ʃlɪˈmɑ zəl /

noun

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schlimazel

or schli·mazl, shli·ma·zel, shli·mazl

[ shli-mah-zuh l ]
/ ʃlɪˈmɑ zəl /

noun Slang.

an inept, bungling person who suffers from unremitting bad luck.

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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