tsu·​ris | \ ˈtsü-ris How to pronounce tsuris (audio) , ˈtsu̇r-is \
variants: or less commonly tsouris or tsoris \ ˈtsȯr-​is How to pronounce tsuris (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web The plummeting price of natural gas wasn’t worth this tsuris. Robert Wilonsky, Dallas News, "That fracking $30-million lawsuit pitting Dallas against gas-driller Trinity East finally goes to trial," 28 Jan. 2020 There’s a lot of tsuris all over the place over the fact that Bernie Sanders and Amy Klobuchar will be putting on a show-pony debate next week on CNN with the Clueless Twins, Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy, on the subject of healthcare. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire, "Bernie Sanders Just Gave His Best Speech in 2 Years," 22 Sep. 2017 From time to time, this causes tsuris for the Orthodox, who prefer religious law, which is that Judaism is traced only through the mother’s side. Michael Powell, New York Times, "Good Bat? Cannon Arm? Jewish? Sign Him Up!," 21 Sep. 2016

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First Known Use of tsuris

1901, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tsuris

Yiddish tsures, tsores, plural of tsure, tsore trouble, distress, from Hebrew ṣārāh

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“Tsuris.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tsuris. Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

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