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tsuris

or tsour·is, tzur·is

[ tsoor-is, tsur- ]
/ ˈtsʊər ɪs, ˈtsɜr- /
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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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