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Monday, April 20, 2015, Baishakh 7, 1422 BS, Jamadius Sani 29, 1436 Hijr

Word of the day
Published : Monday, 20 April, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM,  View Count : 15

Schlemiel [shluh-meel], noun;

An awkward and unlucky person for whom things never turn out right

Schlemiel entered English in the late 1800s from the Yiddish word shlemil. It originates from a Biblical and Talmudic figure named Shelumiel.

All he could say was "I can't figure it out How could I be such a schlemiel?"
?Patrick Dennis, Little Me, 1961

Only a schlemiel shows remorse when it's no longer asked for.
?Peter Schneider, Couplings, translated by Philip Boehm, 1996

Synonyms: blockhead, boob, bungler, dimwit, dope, dork, dumbbell, dunce, fool, goof, goon, idiot, ignoramus, jerk, nincompoop, ninny, nitwit, sap, schmuck, simpleton, stooge, stupid, meathead

Antonyms: brain, genius

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