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

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

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Word Origin & History

"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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Slang Dictionary

schlep definition

and shlep
  1. tv.
    to drag or carry someone or something. (From German schleppen via Yiddish.) : Am I supposed to schlep this whole thing all the way back to the store?
  2. n.
    a journey; a distance to travel or carry something. : It takes about twenty minutes to make the schlep from here to there.
  3. n.
    a stupid person; a bothersome person. (Literally, a drag.) : Ask that shlep to wait in the hall until I am free. I'll sneak out the back way.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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