Definition of Schlemiel

1. Noun. (Yiddish) a dolt who is a habitual bungler.

Exact synonyms: Shlemiel
Category relationships: Yiddish
Generic synonyms: Simple, Simpleton



Definition of Schlemiel

1. Noun. A loser or a fool. ¹

2. Noun. A person who is clumsy or who hurts others emotionally. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Schlemiel

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Schlemiel

schizotypal personality disorder
schizotypic
schizotypical personality
schizotypy
schizozoite
schizy
schizzier
schizziest
schizzy
schlager
schlagers
schlagsahne
schlammfieber
schlegelite
schlemaite
schlemiel (current term)
schlemiels
schlemihl
schlemihls
schlep
schlepp
schlepped
schlepper
schleppers
schlepping
schlepps
schleppy
schleps
schlich
schlichs

Literary usage of Schlemiel

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Ridpath Library of Universal Literature: A Biographical and by John Clark Ridpath (1899)
"Here I been a schlemiel ... since I vas born already, and now all of a sutten I change ofer, and I ain't no schlemiel no more. Vail, dot beats me,—it beats ..."

2. The Ridpath Library of Universal Literature ...: A Biographical and ...by John Clark Ridpath by John Clark Ridpath (1898)
"Here I been a schlemiel ... now all of a sutten I change ofer, and I ain't no schlemiel no more. Vail, dot beats me,—it beats me all holler, and no mistake ..."

3. Biological, Social, and Organizational Components of Success for Women in by National Academy of Sciences (U.S., National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine (U.S. (2006)
"This key question is "whether a female schlemiel can do as well as a male schlemiel" (Williams, 2003, p. 418; Krieger, 1995, p. 1193; Yoder, 1994). 9. ..."

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