Friday, August 27, 2010
Definitions for schlep
- To move slowly, awkwardly, or tediously.
- To carry; lug.
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Citations for schlep
"She's definitely worth the wait, the schlep uptown, and I happen to approve of her politics."
They are smelly, stubborn and slow. Yet they're still the favoured traditional and novelty mode of transportation on the Greek island of Santorini. They are the famous donkeys that schlep people and cargo from the Old Port to the island's capital of Fira.
Origin of schlep
Middle High German dialect
Schlep is a Yiddish word with a basis in the German schleifen, "to trudge."