schemozzle

noun

sche·​moz·​zle
shə̇ˈmäzəl
plural -s
1
slang : a confused situation or affair : mess, muddle
2
slang : quarrel, row

Word History

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/schemozzle. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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