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Related to shlimazel: shlemiel
Variant of schlimazel.
a variant spelling of schlimazel
or shli•ma•zel(ʃlɪˈmɑ zəl)
an inept person who suffers from unremitting bad luck.
[1945–50; < Yiddish, =shlim bad (compare Middle High German slimp wrong) + mazl luck]
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|Noun||1.||shlimazel - (Yiddish) a very unlucky or inept person who fails at everything|
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