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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Informal Trouble; aggravation.

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  • n. Problems or troubles.

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  • n. (Yiddish) aggravating trouble

Etymologies

Yiddish tsores, pl. of tsure, from Hebrew ṣārâ, from ṣārar, to become narrow; see ṣrr in Semitic roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowed from Yiddish צרות (tsarot), plural of tsore ‘trouble, problem’, after Hebrew. (Wiktionary)

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