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
Related Words for shlephaul, ride, tote, lug, shoulder, buck, trek, freight, hump, gun, bear, journey, truck, convey, jag, ferry, heel, piggyback, shlep
- to drag or lug (oneself or an object) with difficulty
- a stupid or clumsy person
- an arduous journey or procedure
Word Origin 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.