Schlamassel

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Etymology[edit]

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

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Schlamassel n, m (genitive Schlamassels, plural Schlamassel)

  1. (colloquial) trouble, difficult situation, misfortune

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