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Related to schlepper: klutziness


or schlepp also shlep  (shlĕp)Slang
v. schlepped, schlep·ping, schleps or schlepped or schlepp·ing or schlepps also shlepped or shlep·ping or shleps
To carry clumsily or with difficulty; lug: schlepped a shopping bag around town.
To move slowly or laboriously: schlepped around with the twins in a stroller.
1. An arduous journey.
2. A clumsy or stupid person.

[Yiddish shlepn, to drag, pull, from Middle Low German slēpen; see lei- in Indo-European roots.]

schlep′per, shlep′per n.
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1. a person who carries things, a servant
2. censorious a person who wanders aimlessly or who is slow to act
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.schlepper - (Yiddish) an awkward and stupid person
Yiddish - a dialect of High German including some Hebrew and other words; spoken in Europe as a vernacular by many Jews; written in the Hebrew script
simpleton, simple - a person lacking intelligence or common sense
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n (US inf, pej)
(= tedious person)Langweiler(in) m(f) (pej)
(= awkward person)Tollpatsch m (pej), → Umstandskrämer(in) m(f) (inf, pej)
(= stupid person)Trottel m (inf, pej)
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