or schlepp, shlep, shlepp
- to carry; lug: to schlep an umbrella on a sunny day.
- to move slowly, awkwardly, or tediously: We schlepped from store to store all day.
- Also schlep·per. someone or something that is tedious, slow, or awkward; drag.
Origin of schlep
Examples from the Web for schlep
Like other Schlep Lab projects, this video is meant to spark a conversation between generations.The New Great Schlep
October 31, 2012
Miss Blankenship, as brittle as her bones were, sure knew how to schlep bottles of liquor around the office.Eulogy for Don Draper's Secretary
The Daily Beast Video
September 20, 2010
It's a 50-minute car ride (30 on the train) and well worth the schlep.Gal With a Suitcase
January 16, 2010
- to drag or lug (oneself or an object) with difficulty
- a stupid or clumsy person
- an arduous journey or procedure
Word Origin and History for schlep
"to carry or drag," 1922 (in Joyce's "Ulysses"), from Yiddish shlepen "to drag," from Middle High German sleppen, related to Old High German sleifen "to drag," and slifan "to slide, slip" (cf. Middle English slippen; see slip (v.)). Related: Schlepped; schlepping.