schemozzle

noun sche·moz·zle \ shə̇ˈmäzəl \

Definition of schemozzle

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

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Origin and Etymology of 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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