shemozzle


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shemozzle

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shimozzle

n
informal a noisy confusion or dispute; uproar
[C19: perhaps from Yiddish shlimazl misfortune]
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Noun1.shemozzle - (Yiddish) a confused situation or affair; a mess
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
confusion - disorder resulting from a failure to behave predictably; "the army retreated in confusion"
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Translations

shemozzle

[ʃəˈmɒzl] N (Brit) (= confusion) → lío m; (= dispute) → bronca f, follón m
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The shemozzle to get the rules right in the new era isn't going to be over in a few weeks.
Despite the shemozzle the exam was conducted as before.
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