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n. - (Yiddish) a dolt who is a habitual bungler.

Usage examples (15)
  • It is said that a shlemiel is the guy who buys a suit with two pairs of pants and burns a hole in the coat.
  • Sorry, the only Yiddish I know is “putz” and “shlemiel”.
  • Now what about hapless Portnoy, the amusing shlemiel on the analyst's couch?
  • That's about all the Yiddish this goyim can remember right now, better quit before I come across looking like too much a shlemiel. for more
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