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schlemiel

noun schle·miel \shlə-ˈmēl\

Definition of SCHLEMIEL

:  an unlucky bungler :  chump

Variants of SCHLEMIEL

schle·miel also shle·miel \shlə-ˈmēl\
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Origin of SCHLEMIEL

Yiddish shlemil
First Known Use: 1892

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