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schli·ma·zelalso shli·ma·zel (shlĭ-mä′zəl)
An extremely unlucky or inept person; a habitual failure.
[Yiddish shlimazl, bad luck, unlucky person : Middle High German slimp, wrong + Yiddish mazl, luck (from Late Hebrew mazzāl; see mazel tov).]
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slang a person with no luck, someone who tends to do everything wrong
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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.||schlimazel - (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
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