schlep

[shlep] Slang.
verb (used with object), schlepped, schlepping.
1.
to carry; lug: to schlep an umbrella on a sunny day.
verb (used without object), schlepped, schlepping.
2.
to move slowly, awkwardly, or tediously: We schlepped from store to store all day.
noun
3.
Also, schlepper. someone or something that is tedious, slow, or awkward; drag.
Also, schlepp, shlep, shlepp.


Origin:
1920–25; < Yiddish shlepn to pull, drag, (intransitive) trudge < Middle High German dialect sleppen < Middle Low German, Middle Dutch slēpen; cognate with Middle High German, Old High German sleifen (German schleifen); akin to slip1, slippery

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schlep (ʃlɛp)
 
vb , schleps, schlepping, schlepped
1.  to drag or lug (oneself or an object) with difficulty
 
n
2.  a stupid or clumsy person
3.  an arduous journey or procedure
 
[Yiddish, from German schleppen]

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schlep
"to carry or drag," 1922 (in Joyce's "Ulysses"), from Yiddish shlepen "to drag," from M.H.G. sleppen, related to O.H.G. sleifen "to drag," and slifan "to slide, slip" (cf. M.E. slippen; see slip (v.)). The noun meaning "stupid person, loser" is from 1939, short for schlepper
"person of little worth" (1934), from schlep (v.).
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Example sentences
She never complained as she helped me schlep ten cases of heavy equipment
  during a hot summer.
The iPod lets you schlep boatloads of songs from your own collection.
Business travelers may not have to schlep off to the hotel fitness center to
  work off excess holiday pounds.
Then she worried that she would have to schlep around all of her books and
  research materials.
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