Schlamassel

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EtymologyEdit

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

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Schlamassel n, m ‎(genitive Schlamassels, plural Schlamassel)

  1. (colloquial) trouble, difficult situation, misfortune

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