or tsour·is, tzur·is

[ tsoo r-is, tsur- ]
/ ˈtsʊər ɪs, ˈtsɜr- /

noun Slang.

trouble; woe.


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Origin of tsuris

1970–75; < Yiddish tsures, tsores, plural of tsure, tsore < Hebrew ṣarā, plural ṣarōth troubles
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