שלימזל

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Yiddish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German slim (crooked) and Hebrew (mazzāl, luck)

Noun[edit]

שלימזל (shlimazln

  1. bad luck, misfortune


שלימזל (shlimazlm, plural שלימזלען (shlimazlen)

  1. unlucky person, luckless person, person with perpetual bad luck
  2. clumsy person

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