Definition of tsuris in English:

tsuris

noun

North American
informal
  • Trouble or woe; aggravation.

    • ‘Everyone got the drive-by descriptions; when she made a phone call, everyone heard the tales of woe and tsuris.’
    • ‘The idea of healing and transformation is entering the American vocabulary and will, we believe, eventually become part of the American dictionary, as frequently used as words like tsuris and chutzpah.’
    • ‘When you have my tsuris [troubles], you'll talk differently.’
    • ‘All this tsuris so I can watch ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm.’’
    • ‘Oy, you give me such tsuris when you act like this.’
    • ‘He doesn't need the money and he doesn't need the tsuris.’
    • ‘So I thought I'd indulge myself, after all this tsuris, by writing a paper with my own title parody, albeit on a quite different subject.’

Origin

Early 20th century: Yiddish, plural of tsore ‘trouble, woe’, from Hebrew ṣārāh.

Pronunciation

tsuris

/ˈtso͝oris/