verb (used with object)
to carry; lug: to schlep an umbrella on a sunny day.
WHAT IS THE ORIGIN OF SCHLEP?
The slang term schlep “to lug, carry” is used mostly in the United States. Schlep is from the Yiddish verb shlepn “to pull, drag” (German schleppen “to draw, tug, haul”). The derivative noun schlepper, “one who schleps,” appears slightly earlier than the verb. Schlepper entered English toward the end of the 19th century; schlep appeared in the early 20th.
HOW IS SCHLEP USED?
She had drawn notice as the doctor who would help mechanics schlep gear, fetch coffee and even massage the overworked massage therapists. NANCY LOFHOLM, “CRESTED BUTTE SURGEON SCORES TOP SPOT AT SOCHI OLYMPICS,” DENVER POST, JANUARY 11, 2014
After a bit of trial and error, you’ll find car-free travel is a liberating choice that forces you to schlep considerably less. LAUREN MATISON, “HOW TO TRAVEL CAR-FREE WITH A FAMILY,” NEW YORK TIMES, DECEMBER 4, 2019
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