Schlamperei

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

German Schlamperei.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃlɑːmpəraɪ/ (or as German, below)

Noun[edit]

Schlamperei (uncountable)

  1. Laziness, inefficiency, muddleheadedness, especially as a supposed south-German or Austrian characteristic.
    • 1941, Rebecca West, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon, Canongate (2006), page 349:
      Even allowing for Austrian Schlamperei, soldiers and persons in attendance on royalty do not make such mistakes.

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Schlamperei f

  1. sloppiness, untidiness

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