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schlemiel

División en sílabas: schle·miel
Pronunciación: /SHləˈmēl
 
/
(also shlemiel)

Definición de schlemiel en inglés:

sustantivo

North American informal
A stupid, awkward, or unlucky person.
Example sentences
  • When it comes to chopping veggies, a schlemiel would spend days building a massive contraption to do it for him.
  • An ethnically Jewish version of the fool, the schlemiel is caught up in situations that reflect the historical problems of the Jewish people.
  • But unlike Woody or Tommy - schlemiels with whom we can identify- Vladimir's ‘problems’ are too hysterical, too willfully and ridiculously constructed, for us to empathize.

Origen

late 19th century: from Yiddish shlemiel.

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