Definitions

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  • n. Laziness, inefficiency, muddleheadedness, especially as a supposed south-German or Austrian characteristic.

Etymologies

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German Schlamperei.

Examples

  • Even allowing for Austrian Schlamperei, soldiers and persons in attendance on royalty do not make such mistakes.

    Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: Part IV

  • Experts may merely be irritated; layfolk, for whom this exercise in multilingual Schlamperei is meant, will trust the Book-of-the-Month Club selectors and the Berlitz name (though the author disclaims connection with the schools) and be deceived.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol X No 3

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