schli·ma·zel also shli·ma·zel (shlĭ-mäzəl)
An extremely unlucky or inept person; a habitual failure.
[Yiddish shlimazl, bad luck, unlucky person : Middle High German slimp, wrong + Yiddish mazl, luck (from Late Hebrew mazzāl; see MAZEL TOV).]
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