schlemiel

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Yiddish שלימיל (shlimil).

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Noun[edit]

schlemiel (plural schlemiels)

  1. A loser or a fool.
  2. A person who is clumsy or who hurts others emotionally.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Yiddish.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

schlemiel m (plural schlemielen, diminutive schlemieltje n)

  1. (informal) schlemiel