Etymology
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schlemiel (n.)

"awkward, clumsy person," 1868, from Yiddish shlemiel "bungler," from main character in German poet Adelbert von Chamisso's popular fable "Peter Schlemihls wundersame Geschichte" ("The Wonderful History of Peter Schlemihl," 1813); probably the word ultimately is from the Biblical name Shelumiel (Numbers i.6), chief of the tribe of Simeon, identified with the Simeonite prince Zimri ben Salu, who was killed while committing adultery. Compare schlemazel.

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Definitions of schlemiel

schlemiel (n.)
(Yiddish) a dolt who is a habitual bungler;
Synonyms: shlemiel
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