schlepp

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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