schlimazel

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʃləˈmɔːzəl/

Etymology[edit]

Yiddish שלימזל (shlimazl), from Middle High German slim (crooked) and Hebrew מזל (mazzāl, luck)

Noun[edit]

schlimazel (plural schlimazels)

  1. A chronically unlucky person.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Words hardest to translate - The list by Today Translations