Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Trouble; aggravation.

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  • noun US, colloquial Problems or troubles.

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  • noun (Yiddish) aggravating trouble

Etymologies

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

[Yiddish tsores, pl. of tsure, from Hebrew ṣārâ, from ṣārar, to become narrow; see ṣrr in Semitic roots.]

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Borrowed from Yiddish צרות (tsarot), plural of tsore ‘trouble, problem’, after Hebrew.

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