sche·​moz·​zle | \ shə̇ˈmäzəl \
plural -s

Definition of schemozzle

1 slang : a confused situation or affair : mess, muddle
2 slang : quarrel, row

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History and Etymology for schemozzle

modification of Yiddish shlimazel bad luck, difficulty, misfortune, from shlim bad, ill (from Middle High German slimp awry, not right) + mazel luck, from Late Hebrew mazāl luck, fate, star

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“Schemozzle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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