WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
schlep or shlep /ʃlɛp/USA pronunciation
v., schlepped or shlepped, schlep•ping or shlep•ping, n. [Slang.]WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
Slang Terms[~ + object] to carry with great effort;
lug:I don't want you to schlep that heavy suitcase.
Slang Terms[no object] to move slowly or with too much care.
Slang Termsone who is slow or awkward.
an annoyingly awkward or slow journey:That's too big a schlep, going all the way downtown.
(shlep), v., schlepped, schlep•ping, n. [Slang.]
Slang Termsto carry;
lug:to schlep an umbrella on a sunny day.
Slang Termsto move slowly, awkwardly, or tediously:We schlepped from store to store all day.
Slang TermsAlso,schlep′per. someone or something that is tedious, slow, or awkward;
drag. Also,schlepp, shlep, shlepp.
Yiddish shlepn to pull, drag, (intrans.) trudge MHG dial. sleppen MLG, MD slēpen;
c. MHG, OHG sleifen (G schleifen);
akin to slip1, slippery]