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1.
a habitual bungler, a klutz
A schlimazel's toast always falls butter-side down. A schlemiel always drops the knife.
by mandingoe September 24, 2004
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2.
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.
by Frank Lisa August 08, 2006
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3.
Someone who tends to go around spilling soup on people.

See schlamazel.

From the Yiddish.
Bob is a real schlemiel, he can't do anything right.
by Athene Airheart March 17, 2004
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4.
yiddish term
basically means a dope, a fuckup
similar to schmuck
"that guy's such a schlemiel."
"yeah, what a posterchild for abortion."
by sismit April 27, 2003
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5.
A dolt who is a habitual bungler.
Hey look at Steve what a schlemiel. Lets see if he quits bungling.
by Shroby September 07, 2006
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6.
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.'
by Katherine September 18, 2003
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