Definition of shemozzle in English:

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Pronunciation: /ʃɪˈmɒz(ə)l/
(also schemozzle)


A state of chaos and confusion; a muddle: the debate about climate change and how to deal with it is a shemozzle
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  • 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.


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

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