Schlamassel

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Yiddish שלימזל (shlimazl, bad luck, misfortune), from שלים (shlim, bad) (compare German schlimm) + מזל (mazl, luck).

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Noun[edit]

Schlamassel m, n (genitive Schlamassels, no plural)

  1. (colloquial) trouble, misfortune, disaster

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