Someone who tends to go around spilling soup on people.
From the Yiddish.
Bob is a real schlemiel, he can't do anything right.
a habitual bungler, a klutz
's toast always falls butter-side down. A schlemiel always drops the knife.
A person so inept even inanimate objects pick on them.
Don't let that schlemiel touch anything. If it doesn't break he will hurt himself or both.
basically means a dope, a fuckup
similar to schmuck
"that guy's such a schlemiel."
"yeah, what a posterchild for abortion."
A dolt who is a habitual bungler.
Hey look at Steve what a schlemiel. Lets see if he quits bungling.
v. to take part in a scandalous plan that makes somebody's life a little harder.
'I schlemieled Travis into eating an entire bag of apricots.'