A woman schleps bags up the stairs.
- The definition of a schlep is an unproductive person.
An example of a schlep is a person who never works.
- Schlep is defined as to drag, carry or go with a lot of effort needed.
An example of schlep is to lug a heavy piece of furniture up the stairs.
transitive verbschlepped, schlep′ping
Origin of schlepfrom Yiddish shlepn, to drag from Middle High German dialect, dialectal sleppen from Low German slepen from Indo-European base an unverified form (s)leub- from source slip
or schlepp also shlep Slang
verbschlepped, schlep·ping, schleps, or schlepped schlepp·ing schlepps also shlepped shlep·ping shleps
- An arduous journey.
- A clumsy or stupid person.
Origin of schlepYiddish shlepn to drag, pull from Middle Low German slēpen ; see lei- in Indo-European roots.
- schlep′per shlep′per
(third-person singular simple present schleps, present participle schlepping, simple past and past participle schlepped)
- (informal) To carry, drag, or lug.
- I'm exhausted after schlepping those packages around all day.
- (intransitive, informal) To go, as on an errand or task.
- I schlepped down to the store for some milk.
- (intransitive, informal) To act in a slovenly, lazy, or sloppy manner.
- I just schlepped around the house on Sunday.