Schlamassel

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Yiddish שלימזל (shlimazl, bad luck, misfortune), from שלים (shlim, bad) (compare German schlimm) + מזל (mazl, luck).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Schlamassel m, n (genitive Schlamassels, no plural)

  1. (colloquial) trouble, misfortune, disaster

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Last modified on 27 December 2013, at 13:03