shlimazel


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shli·ma·zel

 (shlĭ-mä′zəl)
n. Slang
Variant of schlimazel.

shlimazel

(ʃlɪˈmɑːzəl)
n
a variant spelling of schlimazel

schli•ma•zel

or shli•ma•zel

(ʃlɪˈmɑ zəl)

n. Slang.
an inept person who suffers from unremitting bad luck.
[1945–50; < Yiddish, =shlim bad (compare Middle High German slimp wrong) + mazl luck]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
unfortunate, unfortunate person - a person who suffers misfortune