shlimazl

schlemazel

slang An unfortunate or unlucky person; someone for whom nothing goes right. From Yiddish. My poor uncle was a bit of a schlemazel his whole life. Nothing ever seemed to go right for him. I'm such a schlemazel! I finally saved up enough money to buy a new suit, and it gets caught on the door frame and rips the very first time I wear it.

shlimazel

slang An unfortunate or unlucky person; someone for whom nothing goes right. From Yiddish. My poor uncle has always been a bit of a shlimazel. Between his failed businesses and his failed marriages, nothing has ever seemed to go right for him. I'm such a shlimazel! I finally saved up enough money to buy a new suit, and it gets caught on the door frame and rips the very first time I wear it.

schlemazel

and schlemozzle and shlimazl (ʃləˈmɑzlæ)
n. an awkward, bumbling person; a loser. (Yiddish.) And this poor schlemazel tries to get me to help him paint his fence!

shlimazl

verb
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"A shlimazl? No he was unlucky, he was an idealist."
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This is especially true of those rooted in Jewish folklore, like the one about shlimazl, the proverbial "ne'er do well." Devoid of rhymes and rhythm, the poem does not make much sense.
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