Schlemiel [shluh-meel], noun;
An awkward and unlucky person for whom things never turn out right
Schlemiel entered English in the late 1800s from the Yiddish word shlemil. It originates from a Biblical and Talmudic figure named Shelumiel.
All he could say was "I can't figure it out How could I be such a schlemiel?"
?Patrick Dennis, Little Me, 1961
Only a schlemiel shows remorse when it's no longer asked for.
?Peter Schneider, Couplings, translated by Philip Boehm, 1996
Synonyms: blockhead, boob, bungler, dimwit, dope, dork, dumbbell, dunce, fool, goof, goon, idiot, ignoramus, jerk, nincompoop, ninny, nitwit, sap, schmuck, simpleton, stooge, stupid, meathead
Antonyms: brain, genius