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Related to shlemiel: schlep
Variant of schlemiel.
an awkward and unlucky person for whom things never turn out right.
[1890–95; < Yiddish shlemil < Hebrew shəlumī'ēl Shelumiel, a Biblical figure]
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|Noun||1.||shlemiel - (Yiddish) a dolt who is a habitual bungler|
Yiddish - a dialect of High German including some Hebrew and other words; spoken in Europe as a vernacular by many Jews; written in the Hebrew script