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Definition of schlep

schlep

noun

  • a long ways.
    His place is nice, but it's such a schlep to get there.

    Last edited on Jul 08 2011. Submitted by Derek D. from Astoria, NY, USA on Jan 19 2000.

  • a lowly person. One who schleps for others.
    He's such a schlep.

    Last edited on Jul 08 2011. Submitted by Derek D. from Astoria, NY, USA on Jan 19 2000.

verb - intransitive

  • to travel a long ways.
                                                                                                                                                                               

    Citation from "Jeu Monegasque", Archer (TV), Season 2 Episode 11 (2011) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Jul 08 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Jul 08 2011.

verb - transitive

  • to carry; "lug around".
    You mean I have to schlep all these books to three classes?
    Who's gonna schlep that home?

    Last edited on Jul 08 2011. Submitted by Derek D. from Astoria, NY, USA on Jan 18 2000.

notes

  • Also "schleppy", meaning slovenly.
    I'm so schleppy today.

    Last edited on Jul 08 2011. Submitted by Theresa from Ann Arbor, MI, USA on Nov 21 1999.

  • From the Yiddish language.

    Last edited on Jul 08 2011. Submitted by Derek D. from Astoria, NY, USA on Jan 18 2000.

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