origin: (1890–95) Yiddish; shlemil, Hebrew shəlumī'ēl= Shelumiel, a Biblical figure.
A foolish person who always seems to louse things up.
shli·ma·zel or schli·ma·zel (ʃlɪˈmɑ zəl):
origin: (1945–50) Yiddish; shlim= bad (Middle High German slimp= wrong) + mazl= luck
A person seemingly cursed with bad luck and/or poor timing.
Alternatively: The schlemiel always spills the soup and the schlemazel always gets spilled upon.