Definition of Shlemiel

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

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



Definition of Shlemiel

1. Noun. An alternative spelling of '''schlemiel'''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shlemiel

1. an unlucky bungler [n -S]

Shlemiel Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Shlemiel Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Shlemiel

shiviti
shivitis
shivoo
shivoos
shivs
shivved
shivving
shiznit
shkatulkalite
shkotzim
shlemiehl
shlemiehls
shlemiel (current term)
shlemiels
shlenter
shlep
shlepp
shlepped
shlepper
shleppers
shlepping
shlepps
shleps
shlimazel
shlimazels
shlock
shlockier

Literary usage of Shlemiel

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

1. American Jewish Year Book by American Jewish Committee, Jewish Publication Society of America (1914)
"... ne'er-do-well (shlemiel) became synonymous in the Jewish vernacular. The method of instruction was primitive, and the hygienic conditions in the school ..."

2. Classified Catalog of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. 1902-1906 by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (1908)
"... shlemiel.—A sinner in Israel. —Nittel-nacht.—A judgment of Solomon.—A Goy in the good place. ..."

3. Classified Catalogue of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 1902-1906 by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (1908)
"... shlemiel.—A sinner in Israel. —Nittel-nacht.—Л judgment of Solomon.—A Goy in the good place. ..."

4. Isaac Mayer Wise: The Founder of American Judaism; a Biography by Max Benjamin May, Max Benjamin May, 1866- (1916)
"... I send you a duplicate of my photograph, one for you and one for Mrs. Hannah Meyer, to show you what a shlemiel I have become in the last ten years, ..."

5. Isaac Mayer Wise: The Founder of American Judaism; a Biography by Max Benjamin May, Max Benjamin May, 1866- (1916)
"... I send you a duplicate of my photograph, one for you and one for Mrs. Hannah Meyer, to show you what a shlemiel I have become in the last ten years, ..."

6. Scrolls: Essays on Jewish History and Literature, and Kindred Subjects by Gotthard Deutsch (1917)
"... hop at the three "Kadosh," when he means the end of the Shemoneh Esreh ("Ausgehen"); he says that shlemiel was killed by Phineas, instead of Zimri, ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Shlemiel

Search for Shlemiel on Dictionary.com!Search for Shlemiel on Thesaurus.com!Search for Shlemiel on Google!Search for Shlemiel on Wikipedia!

Search