שלימזל

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Yiddish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

שלימזל ‎(shlimazln

  1. bad luck, misfortune

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Noun[edit]

שלימזל ‎(shlimazlm, plural שלימזלען ‎(shlimazlen)

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

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