Definition of tsuris in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtsʊrɪs/
(also tsores /ˈtsɒrəs/)


[mass noun] North American informal
Problems or difficulties; trouble: the NBA has its share of tsuris these days
More example sentences
  • When you have my tsuris [troubles], you'll talk differently.
  • All this tsuris so I can watch ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm.’
  • Everyone got the drive-by descriptions; when she made a phone call, everyone heard the tales of woe and tsuris.


Early 20th century: Yiddish, plural of tsore 'trouble, woe', from Hebrew ṣārāh.

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