Schlamassel

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Yiddishשלימזל(shlimazl, bad luck, misfortune).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ʃlaˈmasəl]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Schlamassel m or n (strong, genitive Schlamassels, plural Schlamassel)

  1. (colloquial) trouble, difficult situation, misfortune

Usage notes[edit]

The gender is usually masculine in Germany, but usually neuter in Austria and sometimes also Bavaria.

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