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schlemiel

noun schle·miel \shlə-ˈmēl\

Definition of schlemiel

  1. :  an unlucky bungler :  chump



Variants of schlemiel

also

shlemiel

\shlə-ˈmēl\

Origin and Etymology of schlemiel

Yiddish shlemil


First Known Use: 1892


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