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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - (Yiddish) a confused situation or affair.

Usage examples (33)
  • This effort produced what can only be described as a "shemozzle": horses, waggons, and men piled themselves up in a hopeless tangle at the bottom of the wadi, and the...
  • Mr Mulder said that because the system was such a "shemozzle", Kamco had no hope of detecting everyone who had been either ripped off or had benefited from the glitches.
  • 'No end of a shemozzle there's been there lately,' he said.
  • Like any fan he has watched with dismay the ongoing boardroom shemozzle. for more
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