schemozzle

noun sche·moz·zle \shə̇ˈmäzəl\

Definition of schemozzle

plural

-s

  1. 1 slang :  a confused situation or affair :  mess, muddle

  2. 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 — more at slim


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