- (shlih-MAH-zl) [Yiddish, from German and Hebrew] In slang, an awkward, inept person who is plagued by bad luck. Also written as schlimazl, shlimazl.
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schlimazel — /shli mah zeuhl/, n. Slang. an inept, bungling person who suffers from unremitting bad luck. Also, schlimazl, shlimazel, shlimazl. [1945 50; < Yiddish, equiv. to shlim bad (cf. MHG slimp wrong) + mazl luck < ModHeb mazzal] * * * … Universalium
schlimazel — noun /ʃləˈmɔːzəl/ A chronically unlucky person … Wiktionary
schlimazel — schli·ma·zel … English syllables
schlimazel — schli•ma•zel or shlimazel [[t]ʃlɪˈmɑ zəl[/t]] n. Slang. sts an inept person who suffers from unremitting bad luck • Etymology: 1945–50; < Yiddish, =shlim bad (cf. MHG slimp wrong) +mazl luck … From formal English to slang
schlimazel — noun (Yiddish) a very unlucky or inept person who fails at everything • Syn: ↑shlimazel • Topics: ↑Yiddish • Hypernyms: ↑unfortunate, ↑unfortunate person … Useful english dictionary
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shlimazel — noun (Yiddish) a very unlucky or inept person who fails at everything • Syn: ↑schlimazel • Topics: ↑Yiddish • Hypernyms: ↑unfortunate, ↑unfortunate person * * * … Useful english dictionary
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