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schlimazel (plural schlimazels)
- (colloquial, chiefly US) A chronically unlucky person.
- 1962, Philip K. Dick, “The Man in the High Castle”, in Four Novels of the 1960s, Library of America, published 2007, page 46:
- I must have pressed two buttons at once, he decided; jammed the works and got this schlimazl’s eye view of reality.
a chronically unlucky person