Shlemozl (pronounced shleh-ma-zil) is a character in Yiddish folktales. He is usually partnered with Shlemiel. Shlemozl is essentially harmless, and clumsy; he can't get anything right and is usually the butt of the joke or the victim. If he and Shlemiel were in a restaurant, Shlemozl would spill the soup on himself. Calling someone a Shlemozl is akin to calling them hapless and unlucky.