Definition of shemozzle in English:

shemozzle

Syllabification: she·moz·zle
Pronunciation: /SHəˈmäzəl
 
/
(also schemozzle)

noun

informal
A state of chaos and confusion; a muddle.
More 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'.

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