A consistently unlucky or accident-prone person.
More example sentences
- And a schlemazel (biggest idiot) would do the first two things and end up cutting off his hands in the process.
- ‘If you don't, ‘said the schlimazel, ‘I'll go into the hat business.’
- ‘You must give me money,’ insisted the schlimazel.
Yiddish, from Middle High German slim 'crooked' + Hebrew mazzāl 'luck'.
Definition of schlimazel in:
- The US English dictionary