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 schlepp
Nearly every glamorous, wealthy, successful career woman you might envy now started out as some kind of schlepp.13 Classic Helen Gurley Brown Quotes
August 13, 2012
Why should you bother yourself to schlepp me along like this?The Competitive Nephew
- 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 schlepp
"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.