schlemiel

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Yiddish שלימיל(shlimil).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʃləˈmiːl/
  • Rhymes: -iːl
  • (file)

NounEdit

schlemiel (plural schlemiels)

  1. A loser or a fool.
  2. A person who is clumsy or who hurts others emotionally.

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DutchEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Yiddish שלימיל(shlimil).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

schlemiel m (plural schlemielen, diminutive schlemieltje n)

  1. (informal) schlemiel