or schli·mazl, shli·ma·zel, shli·mazl
- 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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