to carry; lug: to schlep an umbrella on a sunny day.
verb (used without object),schlepped,schlep·ping.
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
1920–25; < Yiddishshlepn to pull, drag, (intransitive) trudge < Middle High German dialectsleppen < Middle Low German,Middle Dutchslēpen; cognate with Middle High German,Old High Germansleifen (Germanschleifen); akin to slip1, slippery
verb (used with or without object),shlepped,shlep·ping,noun
"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.
"stupid person, loser," 1939, short for schlepper "person of little worth" (1934), in Yiddish, "fool, beggar, scrounger," from schlep (v.) "to carry or drag" (for sense evolution, cf. drag (n.) "annoying dull person").