schlepper

See also: Schlepper

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Yiddish שלעפּן ‎(shlepn, to drag); from High German schleppen ‎(to drag).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

schlepper ‎(plural schleppers)

  1. A servant who carries things; a porter.
    Tell the schlepper to take it up to your hotel room.
  2. (pejorative) One who wanders aimlessly.
    I can't interest the little schlepper in doing his homework.
  3. (pejorative) Any manual laborer, or other lowly employee.
    He's just a schlepper!


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QuotationsEdit

  • 1999: Woody Allen adored the scene, and sent up the figure in both film (“Love and Death”) and fiction: in a piece called “Death Knocks,” the Grim Reaper reappears for a game of gin rummy with a schlepperThe New Yorker, 13 May 1999