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shlep

or shlepp

[ shlep ]
/ ʃlɛp /
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verb (used with or without object), shlepped, shlep·ping, noun

schlep.

RELATED WORDS

haul, ride, tote, lug, shoulder, buck, trek, freight, hump, gun, bear, journey, truck, convey, jag, ferry, heel, piggyback

Nearby words

shizuoka, shiʿah, shiʿite, shkodër, shlemiel, shlep, shlimazel, shlock, shlocky, shloshim, shlub

Definition for shlep (2 of 2)

schlep

or schlepp, shlep, shlepp

[ shlep ]
/ ʃlɛp /
Slang.

verb (used with object), schlepped, schlep·ping.

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.

noun

Also schlep·per. someone or something that is tedious, slow, or awkward; drag.

Origin of schlep

1920–25; < Yiddish shlepn to pull, drag, (intransitive) trudge < Middle High German dialect sleppen < Middle Low German, Middle Dutch slēpen; cognate with Middle High German, Old High German sleifen (German schleifen); akin to slip1, slippery
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British Dictionary definitions for shlep

schlep

/ (ʃlɛp) /

verb schleps, schlepping or schlepped

to drag or lug (oneself or an object) with difficulty

noun

a stupid or clumsy person
an arduous journey or procedure

Word Origin for schlep

Yiddish, from German schleppen
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