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also shlump  (shlŭmp)
n. Slang
1. A person who is neither neat nor stylish; a rumpled or dowdy person.
2. A person who is somewhat fat and unfit.

[Yiddish shlump; akin to German schlumpen, to hang loose, and English slump.]

schlump′y, shlump′y adj.
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adj, -pier or -piest
slang like a schlump
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