Definition of shemozzle in English:

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shemozzle

Pronunciation: /SHəˈmäzəl/
(also schemozzle)

noun

informal
A state of chaos and confusion; a muddle.
Example sentences
  • And let us contrast it with the frequent shemozzles that characterise Her Majesty's Opposition, wherein disputes, dissent and debates rage.
  • Here's the upshot of the whole shemozzle as I see it.
  • I think it's absolutely fair to say that the immediate responses in dealing with the community exposure were a shemozzle.

Origin

Late 19th century: Yiddish, suggested by late Hebrew šel-lō'-mazzāl 'of no luck'.

Words that rhyme with shemozzle

nozzle
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