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[shlok-mahy-ster] /ˈʃlɒkˌmaɪ stər/
noun, Slang.
a person who deals in or sells inferior or worthless goods; junk dealer.
Origin of schlockmeister
1960-65, Americanism; schlock + Yiddish mayster or German Meister master craftsman; Middle High German meister, Old High German meistar < Latin magister; see master Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  1. : even with the four-flight schlep to the editorial office (1964+)
  2. (also schlepper or shlepper) A stupid person; oaf; loser, klutz, slob: dead schleps playing behind him/ Poor John was a schlepper of the first order (1939+)


  1. To carry; drag along: schlepping the male's genetic material so his baby inherits half its genes from each parent (1922+)
  2. To move or advance with difficulty; drag: Then I'd have to schlep around to the Quarter Note (1922+)

[fr Yiddish shleppen]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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