Definition of tsuris in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtso͝oris/ /ˈtsər/


North American informal
Trouble or woe; aggravation.
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: from Hebrew.

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Syllabification: tsu·ris

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