Nearly every glamorous, wealthy, successful career woman you might envy now started out as some kind of schlepp.
Why should you bother yourself to schlepp me along like this?
"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.
[fr Yiddish shleppen]